Korea, Republic of, 11 min., Color, English
Mama Kim is a short film based on the life of a 77 year-old Korean woman who owns one of the oldest standing bars in Seoul, Korea. Mama is a tough, funny and charismatic woman who has lived through the Korean War and has dealt with insurmountable hardships. However, her silver lining has been her husband and the happiness he has brought her. The film briefly takes you through Mama Kim's ups and downs and eventually highlights the unique coping mechanisms humans develop and adhere to.