Tuesday, August 12, 2014

American Seoul by Zeke Anders

Filmmaker Zeke Anders is a Korean adoptee who grew up in a white middle-class family in suburban Detroit. He is making a series of YouTube vlogs (video logs) called American Seoul about his experience.

So far in the first three episodes, he talks about his one and only memory of living in an orphanage, what it was like being the only Asian kid in elementary school, and his childhood desire to be white.

The episodes are short--running only 3-5 minutes--and easily digestible. In fact, I found myself wishing they lasted a little longer and went into a bit more depth. Still, I'm anxious to see what other territory Anders will cover in upcoming episodes.