Having lived in Texas for more than 4 years, Hyemin has developed a sensitivity in expression (when writing
in English) which makes her stand out among her schoolmates. An amateur script writer and film director,
she chose propaganda films in World War II as her research topic.
The propaganda movies made during World War II - by the British, the Americans, Germans, Soviets and
Italians - are, in the age of the internet, easily accessible, and so is literature on the field. Hye Min emphasized
primary over secondary sources. What separates her research paper from those of other KMLA students is the fact that she was
able to view the movies, read the books, process the information into a finished paper considerably faster
than her schoolmates.
In her paper she deals with every movie she included in her research in detail; she sorts propaganda
movies produced in the various nations in stages of development, classifies propaganda by intensity
and the means by which the object (intended to be) is achieved. Her paper provides an excellent
encyclopedic overview over the matter; while hers is not the first account on the topic, it is an independent
analysis, which compares to a third year college presentation of the matter, a basis for an academic
November 4th 2006