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2013 07 27  OurHomeland webiconDirected by Yang Yong-hi. With Sakura Ando, Arata Iura, and Yang Ik-joon. The Korea Society and Asian American International Film Festival co-present this politically profound film made by Japanese Korean director, Yong Yong-hi. Her father was a patriotic Korean living in Japan, sympathetic to North Korea. He  sent his three Japanese-born sons to North Korea by ‘Repatriation program’, believing the promise of a paradise. This movie starts after 25 years when Sungho, one of her brothers, is finally allowed to return to Japan for three months to get medical treatments. This film intertwines agony of her, and her family and hurt one another based on ideology, nationality and ethnicity but realize within the boundaries of family anything can be overcome gracefully. 2012, 100 mins. Followed by director’s Q & A with audiences.

 

Co-presented with Asian American International Film Festival @ Asia Society

Our Homeland (Ga-zok-ui Na-ra)
(100 mins, 2012)
Directed by Yang Yong-hi
Cast: Sakura Ando, Arata Iura, Yang Ik-joon

 

Saturday, August 3, 2013 
7 PM

 

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.


 

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