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Film Screening: The American Indian and Education as a Healing Agent
Andrews Research Conference
  • Paul Kim, Andrews University
Presenter Status
Associate Professor, Visual Art, Communication & Design
Presentation Type
Film Exhibition
Newbold Auditorium
Start Date
5-5-2016 4:40 PM
End Date
5-5-2016 5:00 PM
Presentation Abstract
This presentation examines the collaborative relationship between filmmaker and subject through a film project telling the story of Jovannah Poor Bear-Adams, the Vice Principal of a Northern Arizona school targeting at-risk American Indians. In following her journey and two of her closest students, the story explores the challenges of growing up on a reservation and the needs of an academic environment to provide healing before it can provide learning. Includes a short film presentation and discussion of the creative process.
Biographical Sketch

Paul spent time in two other careers before discovering his real passion and gift for the visual arts. An avid believer that story is the pivotal force at work behind identity formation, his narratives and imagery work to foster cross-cultural and transnational understanding. As a new media producer and documentary filmmaker, Paul has filmed across six continents on projects that explore issues in human rights and the intersection of faith and social justice. His documentaries have played at domestic and international festivals, receiving multiple awards including a CINE Golden Eagle. Most recently he was the senior producer of AMP Studios in California. Paul completed his MFA from the American University in Washington, DC where he also served as a graduate fellow in the Center for Social Media through a grant from the Ford Foundation. He is currently the lead architect of an unprecedented undergraduate documentary film program which combines the best of the fine arts and photography traditions with the emerging documentary film movement.


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Citation Information
Paul Kim. "Film Screening: The American Indian and Education as a Healing Agent" (2016)
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