THE UNIVERSITY of UTAH ASIA CAMPUS
Film & Media Arts Prof. CHUNG Lee-Isaac, at The University of Utah Asia Campus, winning the Golden Globe for Minari
Minari, directed by Prof. CHUNG Lee-Isaac, who taught Film & Media Arts at The University of Utah Asia Campus in 2018 and 2019, attracts enormous attention worldwide. The moviereproduces the difficult life of an immigrant's family realistically to pursue American Dream in the 1980s. After winning the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at 2020 Sundance Film Festival and the 2021 Golden Globe Awardfor Best Foreign Language Film, the movie earned six nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards: Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Male Lead, Best Supporting Female. When the Film and Media Arts department opened at The University of Utah, AsiaCampus in 2018, Prof. CHUNG joined as a faculty to give his lectures to students. With his experiences and the fusion of practice and theory, he left a valuable lesson and a deep impression on his students. During the 2018 Busan International Film Festival,he led a group of students in various programs, including YOON Yuh-Jung's special lecture, invitational lectures by foreign practitioners in the film industry, and movie watching. Prof. CHUNG was supposed to meet students at The University of Utah, Asia Campusin October last year, but his visit got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, he has given special lectures about his movie to the school via Zoom after the Oscars Academic Awards, continuing his active communication with the school. "His studentsare growing their dreams of becoming global filmmakers like Prof. CHUNG at The University of Utah Asia Campus," said a school staff member. "We are making efforts to become the cradle of global movie artists."
※U Asia Campus Activities Fair§ to be held for the Spring Semeter of 2021
The University of Utah Asia Campus held an Activities Fair on April 6th. The event provided an opportunity to learn about the diverse student clubs and departments at the campus.With the participation of various student departments, including the school ambassador program, student council, career center, writing center, mental health center, and student clubs, including the dance and psychology clubs, the fair introduced various activitieson the campus to the students.