Han is a visual exploration of what ‘han’ is to me, a second generation Korean-American. Han is a strictly Korean concept; an unclear symbol of regret, pain, sorrow, empathy, and resilience. On paper, han is a result of Korea’s tragic past and its culture of fearing vulnerability. However, I feel that han’s roots run deeper than that: it is something ingrained in all Koreans from birth, something that cannot be explained on paper alone. To explore this concept, I interviewed both Koreans and Korean-Americans of all ages, asking what han is to them in an attempt to find a meaning for myself. I used clips of my hometown, Koreatown, L.A.–an embodiment of han–to convey han’s unidentifiable but present energy.