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Memory Works: Documenting Legacies of a ‘Forgotten War’

Memory Works: Documenting Legacies of a ‘Forgotten War’

Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 3:30pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

Free and open to the public

Download: audio, small video, or original.

Filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem screens three short films that touch on the legacies of the Korean War from the perspective of a divided family, a Korean adoptee, and women activists who cross the DMZ to promote peace. These stories challenge the notion that the Korean War is ‘forgotten’ and that war ends and peace begins when the guns are silenced.

Deann Borshay Liem is an award-winning documentarian internationally known for her landmark adoption trilogy, First Person Plural, In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, and the forthcoming Geographies of Kinship: The Korean Adoption Story, which she produced, directed, and wrote. She served as executive producer for Spencer Nakasako’s Kelly Loves Tony and AKA Don Bonus, Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood’s On Coal River; Ben Wang’s Breathin’ The Eddyd Zheng Story, and Ishi’s Return which will be broadcast on PBS stations in November 2016. Her most recent film, Memory of Forgotten War (directed with Ramsay Liem), was broadcast on PBS stations nationally in May 2015. She is currently directing and producing the new film, Crossings, with Ramsay Liem.

Cosponsored by the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture, Immigration History Research Center, the Departments of Psychology and Asian American Studies, and the Moving Image Studies Graduate Minor. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS ( 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

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  1. IASOctober 26, 2016 at 2:31 pmReplyAuthor

    thanks, it’s Northrop, 84 Church St. SE. Room 240.

  2. akOctober 26, 2016 at 1:04 pmReply

    Can someone clarify the address/location of the building? My map search shows 240 Northop (typo?) as near the Walker.

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