Namaste Korea

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Minu had worked in Korea for 18 years as an undocumented worker. He formed a migrant workers' band and performed actively until he was deported. Back in his homeland Nepal, Minu established himself as a social entrepreneur, but he misses Korea. Minu gets an opportunity to visit Korea in seven years, only to be turned down at the airport. Upon hearing this, his band members decide to visit Minu in Nepal, and they put together a reunion concert.

Director Hyewon JEE
Location South Korea and Napal
Duration 28 min.
Genre Human Interest / Social issues / Life
Air Date (JST) Mon., Jan. 7, 2019 *rerun
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

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Hyewon JEE

Hyewon JEE


Hyewon Jee has directed numerous highly acclaimed TV documentaries for over 20 years. One of her TV documentary, Mom and Clarinet, won the Gold Medal at the New York TV & Film Festival, took home the ABU Perspective Award, and was nominated for the International Emmy Awards in 2015. Her first feature-length documentary Singing with Angry Bird premiered at the IDFA 2016 and has been invited to numerous film festivals around the world. Its TV version was aired on over 20 major TV stations around the world, including PBS(USA), RAI(Italy), Arte France, and KRO-NCRV (The Netherlands). NHK Inside Lens aired the program under the title Let’s Sing Together in 2016.


• Korean Architect Kim Sookeun (1999) – KBS Program of Excellence Award
• 5 Documentaries for “Human Theater” Series (2000)
• Pizza Aunt in Rome (2002) – Korean Broadcasting Commission Award
• KBS World Cup Special (2002) – KBS Program of Excellence Award
• Wonderful Lessons – Yongjae O’Neil and Nakdong Children (2010) - YWCA Good TV Program Award
• Asian Women are the Future (2012) – Gender Equality Encouragement Award
• Can we learn from Gandhi’s Diet? (2013) – Screened at the Kuchnia TV Food Film Fest in Poland
• Mom and Clarinet (2015) - New York TV & Film Festival Award “Gold Medal” & “UNDPI”, ABU PERSPECTIVE AWARD, Korea Producer’s Award “The Best Independent Documentary,” International Emmy Award Nominee
• Singing with Angry Bird (2016) - BCM Asia Documentary Awards “Grand Prize,” Invited to IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and numerous film festivals.

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