Lee Isaac Chung

Lee Isaac Chung
© Olivier Barlet
Film director, Producer, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Theater, Cinema/tv, Dance

Lee Isaac CHUNG grew up on a small farm in Arkansas and then attended Yale University to study Biology. At Yale, with exposure to art cinema in his senior year, he dropped his plans for medical school and pursued filmmaking.
His first feature, "Munyurangabo" premiered at Cannes 2007, Un Certain Regard and was in official selection at Toronto (2007), Rotterdam and Berlin (2008). He resides in New York with his wife Valerie and manages Almond Tree Films, a production company he founded with his collaborators, Samuel Anderson and Jenny Lund.


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Munyarangabo : A prayer for the world

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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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