Paul KimTitle: Associate Professor of Documentary Film
Office Location: HAR 301
Phone: (269) 471-3898
- AS, Loma Linda University
- BA, BS, Pacific Union College
- MFA, American University
Paul spent time in two other careers before discovering his real passion and gift for the visual arts. An avid believer that story is the pivotal force at work behind identity formation, his narratives and imagery work to foster cross-cultural and transnational understanding. As a new media producer and documentary filmmaker, Paul has filmed across six continents on projects that explore issues in human rights and the intersection of faith and social justice. His documentaries have played at domestic and international festivals, receiving multiple awards including a CINE Golden Eagle. Most recently he was the senior producer of AMP Studios in California as well as the executive director of the Sonscreen Film Festival, a community of faith-based artists and writers. Paul completed his MFA from the American University in Washington, DC where he also served as a graduate fellow in the Center for Social Media. He is currently the lead architect of an unprecedented undergraduate documentary film program which combines the best of the fine arts and photography traditions with the emerging documentary film movement. A transplant from California, Paul is finding ways to appreciate the best of the Great Lakes region with his wife and daughter, enjoying uncrowded spaces, sustainable agriculture, baking, and a variety of outdoor activities.