Motherland/A Forgotten People: The Sakhalin Koreans

Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Korean Cultural Service NY

Dae Sil Kim-Gibson, 110 minutes

Korean Film Screening & Discussion: Mother Land / A Forgotten People


Motherland (Cuba Korea USA), (41 mins. video, 2006), is a Korean American filmmaker's personal exploration of identity and motherland, told through the lens of the Cuban Revolution and Korean migration. Primarily shot in Cuba, Motherland counterpoints the personal history of a Korean Cuban, Martha Lim Kim, with the filmmaker's own journey from North to South Korea and then to the U.S. What results is a riveting look into deeply held ideas of socialism, capitalism and social justice and where we can find home in the post Cold War world.

A Forgotten People: The Sakhalin Koreans (16 mm, 59 mins, 1995), about the forced Korean laborers on Sakhalin island, the victims of World War II and the World War. They were initially indentured by Japan, then in 1945 fell into the hands of a new master, the Soviet Union, where they were forgotten for half a century. Washington City Paper called it "a classic work of oral history," the Los Angeles Times "a bracing reminder of the human victims in the global chess game played by superpowers," and Daily Variety said it was "a persuasive song of the displaced." 


Guest Speaker Ms. Hyun-Ock Im will introduce the program and lead a discussion after the screening.

Free Admission: RSVP at 212-759-9550


Thursday, October 25, 6:30pm  
Guest Speaker: Ms. Hyun-Ock Im
Korean Cultural Service New York

Saturday, October 27, 4:30pm  
Anthology Film Archives

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