CID’s first video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question “What does intercultural dialogue look like?” in 90-120 seconds, on video.
First prize goes to Jinsuk Kim, a Master’s student in Media Studies and Production at Temple University (USA). He has just graduated, and gotten married (thus this photo). He works as Director of Media and Communications at K-Global Accelerator, and has prior experience as a video editor, and assistant producer. Judges praised the camera work and use of music especially, and liked the uncommon short narrative film format, as well as the fact that his video clearly shows a great example of intercultural dialogue.
Description: “My video is a personal narrative (short film), based on my own experiences, that looks at cultural differences and language issues that foreigners experience in America. The purpose of this project is to encourage foreigners who are have a hard time with cultural differences and language issues in America and to help Americans understand foreigners better. I hope this video serves as a bridge between Americans and foreigners.”
There were first, second and third place winners, as well as 3 videos that merited awards of excellence. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how to show intercultural dialogue visually.
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue