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CANCELLED - Discussion Group: Resilience by Tammy Chu

  • 12/14/2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Impact Hub Boston,


For this month's discussion group, we'll be watching and discussing Tammy Chu's 2010 film "Resilience". Meet at ImpactHub (room to be announced as soon as it's finalized) at 1pm for food, film and discussion. [BKA last screened this film at it's 2010 Film Festival: "Journeys Abroad, Journeys Within: A Korean Adoption Film Festival".]

From the 7thart website: "Resilience takes a look at a side of adoption rarely told: what happens after the reunion? Following a Korean birth mother and her American son as they reunite and attempt to build a relationship amidst cultural clashes and unable to speak each others' language, the film follows mother and son as they struggle to become a family again.

As a young mother, Myung-ja found herself on the verge of poverty and desperation. Leaving her son in the care of relatives, she went to another city for work. When she returned, her baby was taken away and put up for adoption.

Living in South Dakota, Brent had an all-American upbringing, hardly questioning his Korean identity, but he had always wondered why he was put up for adoption. He never thought he would get an answer, and especially not on national Korean TV where, for the first time, he meets his birth mother.

Myung-ja and Brent's reunion after 30 years changes their lives forever. Resilience follows mother and son as they navigate their delicate path towards reconciliation and understanding."

The event will be held at ImpactHub (50 Milk Street, Boston MA) in the Hemingway room on the 18th floor. Sign in the security guard on the 1st floor and then they will buzz you onto the elevator. Take the elevator to the 18th floor then message Brendan to be let onto the floor (message info@bkadoptee.org or check the FB event for his contact info).

This event is made possible by a grant from KAS. 

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