Announcing a new Meetup for Fun Korean Waves: Culture Language Music Food ESL - DC VA MD!What
: Free Korean Film: "Resilience" (followed by Korean adoption discussionWhen
: Saturday, October 9,[masked]:00 PMWhere
: Freer Gallery of Art?s Meyer Auditorium
1050 Independence Avenue,
Washington, DC 20024
People have asked about the APA film festival coming up. Tickets to this movie are free (first-come, first-served). Producer Jessica Windt is scheduled for attendanceResilience
Directed by: Tammy Chu
Runtime: 75 min
Country: USA/South Korea
Language(s): English and Korean w/ English subtitles"Resilience follows the story of one mother?s loss and search for redemption from a child she separated from decades before.
As a new mother in 1970s Korea, Myung-ja Noh was obligated to her husband?s family and searching to make ends meet. One day when she was out, her in-laws took her only son, Sung-wook, away from her without her consent, with the intent that he would have a better life without her.
Resilience follows Sung-wook, known as Brent, in his search for his birthmother and, eventually, his long awaited reunion with Myung-ja as they willfully become family. Throughout, the film captures key moments of cultural differences mixed with surprisingly typical parent-child behaviors."
A panel discussion on Korean adoption, birth search, and reunion will take place following the film at 4:45pm in the Meyer Auditorium.
Panel Discussion page: http://www.apafilm.org/festival-2010/events/#adoption-panel
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/koreans/calendar/14949924/