Dear Pyongyang screening
October 15, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies
The Center for Korean Studies fall film series presents the autobiographical documentary Dear PyongyangÂ ë””ì–´ í‰ì–‘ (2005), directed by Yang Yong-hi.
Yang's father, a leader of a pro-North Korea movement in Japan, sent her three brothers to live permanently in the North as part of a repatriation program.
Through her documentary, produced over a ten-year period, Yang struggles to understand why her loving father would tear apart his family out of political loyalty to an isolated and enigmatic regime. Through conversations with her father and visits to Pyongyang, she documents how economic setbacks leave the sons increasingly reliant on aid from relatives and discusses other consequences of separating the family.
Center for Korean Studies, Mānoa Campus
Merclyn Labuguen, 808-956-7041, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/