Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2008 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
In a small country village in South Korea, a young single mother is forced to leave her baby with her mother to find work in the city. When the young woman returns, she is told that her baby was given away to a wealthy Korean family. Devastated, the young mother nearly drives herself to death trying to find her son, not knowing he was adopted into the U.S. Resilience reunites her with her son after thirty years.
Because International adoption has become a huge trend in recent years, it has come into the spotlight as celebrities like Angelina Jolie adopted children from Asia. The focus was most often on the adoptive parents and child. Rarely do we know or hear about what the experience was like for the birth mother and birth families. The director, inspired by her own birth mother and her questions about adoption, makes this film to shed light on the untold stories of Korea's birth mothers and the issues of Korean adoption that have been kept in the dark for so long. Her perspective as both a reunited adoptee and filmmaker is unique- as an "insider" who can relate directly to the experiences of both the adoptee and birth mother, and captures on film the nuances of these experiences.
2009 Pusan International Film Festival - Wide Angle 2009