The Chosen: 5 Korean Americans Who Ran For Congress

Join us for a screening of the documentary "The Chosen" with filmmaker Joseph Juhn.

In 2020, five Korean Americans of vastly diverse backgrounds with competing political views run for US Congress. David Kim is the only underdog with limited resources vying to be the first AAPI representative from the 34th Congressional District in California.

Joseph Juhn is a lawyer-turned-filmmaker with passion for diasporic narratives. He recently finished his second documentary, "CHOSEN", which is about 5 Korean Americans that ran for US Congress in 2020. Joseph's first feature documentary, "JERONIMO", a film about a Korean Cuban revolutionary, opened in theaters in Korea in 2019 and sparked a nationwide discourse on the concept of Korean diaspora. 

Prior to working on “JERONIMO” full-time, Joseph was an in-house counsel at the Manhattan-based South Korean government agency (KOTRA) for 4 years where he advised Korean companies and entrepreneurs on US intellectual property and startup law. Joseph studied Film and Video at UC San Diego and got his JD at Syracuse University College of Law.