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Lee Isaac Chung

Filmography
2004 Highway (short)
2004 Sex and Coffee (short)
2005 Los Coyotes (short)
2007 Munyurangabo

Biography
He was born in USA in 1978. A son of Korean immigrants, Chung grew up on a small farm in rural Arkansas and then attended Yale University to study Biology.At Yale, with exposure to art cinema in his senior year, he dropped his plans for medical school and pursued filmmaking. Munyurangabo is his first feature film and premiered at Cannes IFF, Un Certain Regard. He resides in New York with his wife Valerie and manages Almond Tree Films.

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Munyurangabo / Lee Isaac Chung

After stealing a machete from a market in Kigali, Munyurangabo and his friend, Sangwa, leave the city on a journey tied to their pasts. Munyurangabo wants justice for his parents who were killed in the genocide, and Sangwa wants to visit the home he deserted years ago. Though they plan to visit Sangwa’s home for just a few hours, the boys stay for several days. From two separate tribes, their friendship is tested when Sangwa’s wary parents disapprove of Munyurangabo, warning that “Hutus and Tutsis are supposed to be enemies.”


Director:Lee Isaac Chung
Script:Samuel Anderson, Lee Isaac Chung, Original poetry by Edouard Bamporiki Uwayo
Cinematography:Lee Isaac Chung
Editing:Lee Isaac Chung
Sound:Jenny Lund
Music:Claire Wibabara
Art Direction:Jean Kwezi
With:Josef Rutagengwa (Munyurangabo), Eric Ndorunkundiye (Sangwa), Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka (Sangwa’s Father), Jean Pierre Harerimana (Gwiza), Edouard Bamporiki Uwayo (poet)
Producer:Robert Liang, Han Gil Chung, Lee Isaac Chung
Production:Almond Tree Films, LLC., USA
Production Country:USA - Rwanda
Format:35mm Color
Duration:97'
Production Year:2007
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Monday, November 19, 2007 - 23:00
JOHN CASSAVETES:Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 13:30
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