Dear Chaemin

Short Documentary
Three-Channel Installation
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2020 | 17:15 | COLOR | STEREO | Korean with english subtitles
leiden shorts (2021, nl) 
Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival (2021, Us)
Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival (2021, uk)
Zeitgeist Film Festival (2021, us)

Nominated for the Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds Award, Nederlands Film Festival (2020, nl)
Semi-Finalist for the International Moving Film Festival (2020, Ir)
Nominated for the royal academy Department Award (2020, nl)

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of video letters are sent to the director’s sister in Seoul. Should we want to return to the ‘old normal’?
The autofictional film juxtaposes the Korean and Dutch contexts of contact tracing, biopolitics, and crowd control practices, each of which intensifies the stigmatization and violence against queer communities and people of Asian descent.

A Film by
Cyan Bae

original script by
Cyan Bae

Original Score by
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