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"Searching for Go-Hyang" Film Screening and BKAChats Launch Discussion

  • 03/31/2016
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Capital Theater, 204 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474


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Come join us on Thursday evening, March 31 for a screening of Tammy Chu's 1998 film, "Searching for Go-Hyang". It will be followed by a group discussion.

This will also be the inaugural event for BKAChats, an informal discussion group that will meet a few times a year for chats, camaraderie and collaboration. 

This screening was made possible by a grant from the Korean Ministry of Health and Wellness. 

Admission is free.  Beer, popcorn and filling finger foods will be available. Alcohol may NOT be brought in. However, we will have some drink vouchers available to you. Any additional drink tickets are available from the concession for $5.

Drop-ins welcome but feel free to register if you know you're coming so we can make sure to have enough food! We hope to see you there!

This theater is public transportation accessible and there is street parking available nearby.


About the film (from the distribution company, Women Make Movies):

A moving personal documentary, SEARCHING FOR GO-HYANG traces the return of twin sisters to their native Korea after a fourteen year absence. Sent away by their parents for the promise of a better life in the US, they instead suffered mental and physical abuse by their adoptive parents, including the erasure of their cultural heritage and language. Reunited with their biological parents and brothers, the young women explore their past in an attempt to reconnect with their “Go-Hyang”, their homeland, which they find they may not have a place in anymore. Thousands of Korean and Chinese girl babies have been brought to the US for adoption in the last twenty years. This beautiful video is a rare feminist look at the issues of cross-cultural adoption and national identity.

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