May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! PEOPLE ARE THE SKY, one of WMM's newest releases, is a rare look inside North Korea, a country which has been dominating the news of late. PEOPLE ARE THE SKY offers a unique and personal history from Dai Sil Kim Gibson, the first Korean American filmmaker to be allowed to film in North Korea. We are also proud to offer a collection of recent films on the Asian Pacific American experience at discounted prices.
by the first Korean American filmmaker to be given official permission by the North Korean government to film inside its borders.
PEOPLE ARE THE SKY by Award-winner director
Dai Sil Kim-Gibson (MOTHERLAND), seamlessly weaves her own personal story as a native born North Korean, with the fractious history of the North/South division and pinpoints the roots of North Korean's hatred of the United States, giving Americans a much better understanding of the conflict. A mix of interviews epic images and graceful musings, PEOPLE ARE THE SKYoffers some of the best political and social history of the relations between North and South Korea, and also a contemplative exploration of the meaning of home with even a hint of humor.
Women Make Movies celebrates the achievements and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander women in our country and beyond through powerful stories regarding traditions, politics and human rights from countries such as
Vietnam among others; as well as the Asian Pacific diaspora communities that live in our country.
Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone.
Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation, with encouragement from Rebecca Gregg.