Dai Sil Kim-Gibson
Dai Sil Kim-Gibson comes from a world whose art is one of dignity, respect, and humility. She brings to that deep feelings and the open consciousness of a woman who has lived in eastern and western cultures. Some of her poetry was born when her beloved husband died—much of her writing harks back to the land of her birth before North and South Korea were torn apart. Whatever the topic, Dai Sil writes with a patient grace, and we read her knowing the words are good and true.
Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, formerly professor of Religion at Mount Holyoke College with a Ph.D in Religion from Boston University, is a renowned independent filmmaker/writer, known for championing the compelling but neglected issues of human rights. All of her films garnered many awards, including the Kodak Filmmaker Award, and were screened at numerous festivals worldwide, in addition to national broadcast on PBS and on the Sundance Channel in the United States. She has received grants from the Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundations. An author of many articles, Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women is her first book (The Philadelphia Inquirer, "unforgettable") and her second book is Looking for Don: A Meditation. She has completed editing and compiling a memoir by her late husband, Donald D. Gibson, Iowa Sky, a Memoir, scheduled to be published in January 2013.