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TWO SISTERS - still #1


East Coast Premiere

Director: Keola Racela

United States, 2015, 16 min

Shooting Format:RED

Festival Year:2016

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:So-Ri Park, Hye Eun Jeong

Crew:Producers: Sarah Seulki Oh - Screenwriters: Sarah Seulki Oh, Keola Racela


Two North Korean sisters' breath stopping journey of defection.


About the director

Keola Racela is an American filmmaker born in Southern California and currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, where he is pursuing an MFA in Directing from Columbia University's graduate film program. He previously worked as Media Director at Youth Rights Media; a nonprofit organization in New Haven, CT dedicated to creating social change through youth led documentary filmmaking. His short films have played at festivals worldwide and received numerous awards, including Best Student Short (Woodstock Film Festival 2013), Best Short Film (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival), and First Place Gold Circle Award for Outstanding Student Film (The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation). His short film, "Above the Sea," was the gold medal winner of the 2014 Student Academy Award for narrative film. Keola was selected from over 1,000 applicants for the inaugural year of the HBO ACCESS program where he wrote in and directed a short film.



Director Keola Racela will be available for Q&A following both the June 5 screening at Windmill Studios and the June 10 screening at Wythe Hotel.

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