Who is Park Joo Young?
Directed by Beth Kopacz
The unexpected results of a DNA test cause Korean adoptee Robyn Schultz to reconsider the meaning of family, belonging, and reunion. Robyn’s larger struggle to find her birth family speaks to the complexity of issues surrounding transnational adoption and definitions of kinship.
Beth Kopacz is a doctoral student in Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. She began filmmaking when she took an EthnoCommunications class on documentary film and community-based media at UCLA during her MA in Asian American Studies. She is interested in using film as an artistic medium to connect her academic work on Korean adoptees with the larger community, and hopes to rethink the way the adoptee narrative is cohered in dominant society.
Duc Nguyen / Documentary / USA / 2014 / 57 minsIn 2005, a spark of hope came when the U.S. immigration officials returned to Manila to review the cases of over 2000 Vietnamese refugees who spent over 17 years in the Philippines waiting for resettlement. Nervously waiting for a judgment day, they hung on the hope of finding a home.
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