UNAFF Film Festival: In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (64 min)

UNAFF Film Festival: In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

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Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the US in 1966. Told to keep her true identity a secret from her new American family, this 8-year-old girl quickly forgot she was ever anyone else. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee is the search to find the answers. It follows acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem as she returns to her native Korea to find her "double," the mysterious girl whose place she took in America. Traversing the landscapes of memory, amnesia and identity, while also uncovering layers of deception in her adoption, this moving and provocative film probes the ethics of international adoptions and reveals the cost of living a lie.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 | 6:30 pm — 7:34 pm
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building

Center for East Asian Studies