I Am Sun Mu

I Am Sun Mu

Operating under a pseudonym which means "no boundaries", North Korean defector Sun Mu doesn't just paint about his troubled life in the world’s most reclusive and repressive state – he paints images of hope. Sun Mu's work is imbued with nuance and heartbreak, political pop art that inverts the propaganda work he used to paint for the North Korean regime. In July of 2014, Sun Mu is offered an historic, though potentially dangerous, opportunity – a solo exhibition in the capital of Asian Art – China. As he prepares his show undercover, an unexpected turn of events puts Sun Mu and all of his friends and family in danger.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Adam Sjöberg (SHAKE THE DUST), I AM SUN MU had its world premiere at the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival in South Korea.

“Shrewd and provocative... an equally strong call to action and celebration of artistic expression.” –POV Magazine

DIRECTED BY ADAM SJÖBERG
CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED STATES | 2015 | KOREAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

I Am Sun Mu
  • I Am Sun Mu

    Operating under a pseudonym which means "no boundaries", North Korean defector Sun Mu doesn't just paint about his troubled life in the world’s most reclusive and repressive state – he paints images of hope. Sun Mu's work is imbued with nuance and heartbreak, political pop art that inverts the pr...