CAS Welcomes Sungbae Sohn for "The Amur" Screening

Posted on: October 11, 2012

Sungbae SohnThis past Tuesday, October 9, the college was joined by international film director Sungbae Sohn for a viewing of his hour-long documentary, “The Amur.”

The film is about the scenic Amur River, which begins in Mongolia and stretches through Russia and China. Students in attendance were encouraged to watch the film and analyze it from both a technical and storytelling perspective.

During the Q&A session after the film, attendees asked the director about the challenges of production, which included having to work in unpredictable weather, wildlife and geographical conditions. Sungbae Sohn also recounted the political challenges that they faced filming across the borders of several central and East Asian countries, which at one time, threatened to set back production of the film.

Reception of the documentary was generally positive among attendees, with one student saying that the film was “spiritual." 


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