Friday Films

An evening of films and a talk with the filmmakers
April 22nd, 2011
Free and open to the public, please RSVP.

Friday line up below, or go to Saturday line up.

Friday, April 22, 2011 Evening 6:15 PM (reception at 5:30)

19 University Place (between 8th St and Waverly Place)

Reception followed by film screening and Q&A with Directors

In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
by Deann Borshay Liem
Memories of Forgotten War
by Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem


In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (90 minutes 2010)

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 eight-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. Part mystery, part personal odyssey, it raises fundamental questions about who we are…and who we could be but for the hands of fate. For more information on the film and to see a trailer.

Memories of Forgotten War (10 min)

For Korean American survivors and their children, the Korean War remains a source of shared pain and national division. To speak openly about this past is difficult in a larger culture that has “forgotten” this war and in Korean American communities where Cold War divisions linger. Memory of Forgotten War breaks a 50-year silence and for the first time on film tell stories of the Korean War from the perspective of Korean American civilians. (excerpt from work in progress) For More info on this film and to see a trailer.

You can RSVP online for just the Friday April 22nd Film screenings at 6:15 PM,- or email, or call 212 992-9653. Please note if you register online, you must register for each event separately. The screening will be preceded by a reception.

Go to the Saturday, April 23, 2011 Film Program

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