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Friday Film Night and Discussion: Resilience

  • Friday, November 22, 2013
  • 19:00 - 21:45
  • Bamboo Grove Club House Lounge, 5th floor, 74-86 Kennedy Road, Midlevels


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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.

More information on Resilience's official website.

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