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James T. Hong

James T. Hong is an independent filmmaker. He studied philosophy at the universities of Minnesota and Illinois. He discontinued his doctoral studies in order to take up a film study course in Los Angeles as well as to gather practical experiences as a cameraman. Hong’s interest in philosophical and social problems is reflected in his film and video works. His intention is to provoke the viewer to think over and juxtapose the ready-made opinion with something new.  

His films have been awarded the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Best World Documentary Film Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava, Czech Republic.

James’s residency occurred June 9–23, 2019. 

In line with James’s interest in historical revisionism as it pertains to imperialism, he toured historical World War II landmarks in Bataan such as death march markers, WWII Museum and Clark Museum in Angeles, Pampanga.  

James also led and a 2-Day seminar and a film screening as part of BAP’s Eskwela program. 

Resource materials from James’s ESKWELA course Atrocities, Nationalism, Truth, and Race Or: The Horror at the Basis of All Good Thing are available here.

James visits Bataan WWII Museum in Balanga.

James visits clark Museum in Angeles City.

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