De-Construction of a Korean Housewife & And Thereafter

May 26, 2005 at 6:30 PM

Korean Cultural Service NY

Chiristine Choy/Ho Sup Lee, Documentary, 2004

Christine Choy and Ho Sup Lee each cover the experience of Koreans in America in these two documentaries. In Christine Choy's De-Construction of a Korean Housewife, a middle-aged Korean housewife comes to New York University looking for Christine Choy to make a movie about her dead uncle, but instead she finds herself as a writer. Christine Choy was nominated for an Oscar for her documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin?, is the winner of numerous awards and is currently a professor at NYU.

Lee's And Thereafter tells of a now-elderly Korean woman who married an American G.I. after the Korean War. And Thereafter's awards include Best Documentary from the International Independent Film Festival of Mar del Plata, the Silver Dove from the International Leipzig Festival, and the Special Jury Award from the Hawaii International Film Festival.

Miro Yoon