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Directed by Joseph Juhn

Born in 1926 to Korean indentured-servant parents in Cuba, Jeronimo Lim Kim became the first Korean to enroll in university at the same school and in the same year as Fidel Castro. Jeronimo joined the Cuban Revolution and later became a Vice Minister in the Castro government, crossing paths with Fidel, Che Guevara, and Barbarroja, the notorious head of the Cuban intelligence agency. Having experienced poverty and discrimination as an ethnic minority, Jeronimo believed that communism would guarantee him the same rights and opportunity as other Cubans.

After being disillusioned with the unfulfilled aspirations of communism, and after visiting his divided homeland, Jeronimo become a changed man and dedicated his remaining years to reconnecting to his Korean roots and single-handedly rebuild the Korean community in Cuba.

Co-Producer William Juhn expected in attendance for a post-film Q&A.

Dates & Times


Asian Arts Initiative

Sat, Nov 16
4:15 pm