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Sun-Kyung Yi

In The Wanderer, filmmaker Sun-Kyung Yi visits with a role model from her childhood. Yi immigrated to Canada in the mid-1970s and Rev. Sang-Chul Lee was introduced to her as a pioneer -- the most revered man in the Korean Canadian community.

Sun-Kyung (Sunny) Yi's first television documentary, Scenes from a Corner Stone, is a portrait of cultural conflicts in an immigrant family. The film was nominated for a 1997 Gemini, the Donald Brittain Award for Best Documentary. Hide & Seek: An Underground Trilogy (1997) is a story of three illegal immigrants trying to survive in a country where they're neither wanted nor welcomed. Thai Girls (1998) is an intimate look at the lives of two women who came to Canada to sell their bodies.

As a journalist, Yi worked at The Globe and Mail and CBC-TV. Yi produced radio documentaries for CBC's Ideas, including a three-hour personal odyssey into North Korea. She is the author of "Inside the Hermit Kingdom." Sun Kyung Yi currently works as a producer and director in Toronto.


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