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June 2020 Newsletter

The Rise of Covid 19-
We are the Host



“We invade tropical forests and other wild landscapes, which harbor so many species of animals and plants—and within those creatures, so many unknown viruses. We cut the trees; we kill the animals or cage them and send them to markets. We disrupt ecosystems, and we shake viruses loose from their natural hosts. When that happens, they need a new host. Often, we are it.”

Unless we reverse the destruction of our environment, the possibilities of newer viruses will continue unabated in the years to come.

If we have not learned from the lessons of this pandemic,
then we are all doomed.





The Rise of the Korean Cineaste

 
The winning of Parasite in the Oscars 2020 was not a fluke.
The cinema and television auteurs of Korea have quietly, but spectacularly honed their craft over the years to its current superior status. Mind-blowing and superb storytelling,
stunning visual production details and brilliant acting makes it easy to binge-watch these shows. From heart breaking historical dramas to rom-com and crime procedurals shows, the Korean Golden Age to cineastes is here to stay.

I am still currently watching Homeland (Season 8), Billions (Season 5), Greys Anatomy (Season 16), but here are my top 10 recommendations for the new Korean cineaste -

2. Stranger (Korean production, not the Japanese version)
3. Signal
5. Misaeng
7. Hyena









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