In the heart of Jejudo, IN FLUX unveils the intricate tapestry of migration and multiculturalism. Crafted by Seoul-based filmmakers Nils Clauss and Udo Lee, this short documentary delves into the dynamics of moving, migration, cross-cultural love, and the evolving tapestry of multiculturalism.
Exploring Modern Korea’s Migration Dynamics
A significant aspect of this migration story is the rise in international marriages, especially involving Korean males and foreign females. The narrative of IN FLUX roots in the real-life experiences of a Korean-Chinese intercultural couple as the central figures. They create an elixir that transcends language barriers and empowers those who journeyed to Korea as marriage immigrants.
Multiculturalism: A Poetic Perspective
IN FLUX offers a unique perspective on multiculturalism, challenging hegemonic concepts. Rather than a static assimilation process, it portrays multiculturalism as a constant stream of becoming. The film is a poetic exploration. It is a catalyst for a new reality, revealing unknown beauty and defying preconceived notions.
The Filmmaking Journey: Nils Clauss & Udo Lee
Directed by Nils Clauss and Udo Lee, IN FLUX marks the culmination of over five years of collaboration on both commercial and artistic projects. As Seoul-based cinematographers, directors of photography, and directors, they bring a fresh lens to the cultural narratives embedded in Jejudo’s landscapes.
Acknowledging Awards: Vimeo Staff Pick
The film was made for a group exhibition at the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern in Korea and the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan. The film’s excellence is underscored by the prestigious Vimeo Staff Pick Award. This is recognizing the film’s artistic and storytelling merits. Shot against the picturesque backdrop of Jejudo, the film subtly communicates the dynamics of migration, the beauty of cross-cultural relationships, and the evolving tapestry of multiculturalism.
IN FLUX is not merely a film. It’s an ode to the complexities of migration. It is a celebration of diverse love stories, and an exploration of the ever-evolving nature of multiculturalism. Nils Clauss and Udo Lee‘s cinematic documentary stands as a testament to the power of storytelling. It bridges cultural gaps and fosters understanding.