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Hyun Woomin was born in Tokyo in 1985. He makes films in South Korea and Japan about migration, and the lives and memories of displacement of those who have left their homeland. His major works include NO PLACE LIKE HOMELAND (2011), which features interviews with young immigrants of South Korean descent, OHAMANA (2015), a road movie set on an actual ferry in South Korea, and Akita National Language Education Institute (2016), which looks at how the Japanese language was taught in Akita Prefecture. His latest work is Journey to an Unfinished Journey (2017), in which he joins actors in retracing the steps of a Korean female pilot who lived in Japan before the war.
Since 2016, Hyun's films have been shown at the Seoul Independent Film Festival (South Korea), the Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition (Taiwan), and the Diaspora Film Festival (South Korea). He graduated from the Department of Aesthetics at the University of Tokyo, then obtained his masters in Film and New Media Studies at Tokyo University of the Arts, where he also completed his doctoral program. He has a PhD in Film and New Media Studies.