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Join us for an insightful discussion on the diaspora experience with the talented creatives behind Riceboy Sleeps and prominent Korean-Australian voices at the KCC on 8th June at 6pm!

From Canada to Australia and beyond, we’ll delve into the profound impact of Korean culture on the lives of individuals growing up outside Korea. Following the screening of Riceboy Sleeps at the State Theatre, director Anthony Shim, actress Choi Seung-yoon, and a distinguished panel of Korean Australians including Leah Hyein Na from SBS Korean and Shona Yang from Kozziecom, will come together to explore this fascinating and meaningful topic.

Enjoy Korean snacks and beverages provided by KCCAU as you engage in this thought-provoking conversation. It’s a unique opportunity to gain insights from talented professionals and discover the significance of cultural identity in the diaspora community. *Spots only limited, so BOOK NOW! *FREE, booking required.

TIME & DATE: Thursday, 8th June 6-7pm

VENUE: KCCAU Gallery (GF, 255 Elizabeth St Sydney NSW 20002)


Anthony Shim DIRECTOR
Anthony Shim was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to Vancouver, Canada with his family in the early 90s. His sophomore film, Riceboy Sleeps, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022 and was named the winner of the prestigious Platform Prize.

Choi Seung-yoon CAST
Choi Seung-yoon is a dancer, choreographer and actor based in Seoul, South Korea. In 2019, she co-directed and starred in I By You By Everybody (2019), a documentary feature about dancers’ lives in Seoul, which screened at several film festivals including Busan International Film Festival and Doclisboa.

Shona Yang
Shona Yang is a content creator based in Sydney,and is the the founder of @Kozziecom, a community platform that celebrates Korean diaspora stories in Australia. She works for a national charity and is passionate about human rights and minority voices. She organised Australia’s first #StopAsianHate vigil and has advocated for Asian-Australian representation on platforms such as SBS, Buzzfeed and more. Outside of work, Shona enjoys walking her Beagle, drinking coffee, and pilates.

Leah Hyein Na 나혜인
Leah Hyein Na is an award-winning journalist and presenter with extensive media experience in Australia and Korea. Currently a Senior Producer for the SBS Korean program, she has received numerous overseas Korean broadcasting awards and was also a finalist for the NSW Premier’s Multicultural Communication Award in 2019. Born in Korea and now based in Australia, she is known for her captivating storytelling and commitment to shedding light on important societal issues.


Save the date and be part of this captivating event at the KCCAU. Join us as we celebrate the diverse experiences and cultural connections that shape the diaspora community.