Duke’s Asian American & Diaspora Studies (AADS) and Duke Kunshan’s Freedom Lab Present Transpacific Connections Collaboratory. TCC is a vertically-integrated transnational collaboration among faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at Duke, DKU, and beyond. Our goal is to build a platform to innovate methodologies and technologies to explore together divided and forgotten transpacific histories and their transcontinental legacies between Asia and the Americas as well as other regions such as Europe and Africa across the Pacific.
by Roselly Torres
I’m writing to announce The Unended Korean War: 70 Years, part of Third World Newsreel’s Organizing and Filmmaking: Then and Nowseries of free virtual screenings followed by Zoom conversations with filmmakers and activists.
From July 24-31, TWN will present four films about the Korean War and its legacies on the organization’s Vimeo Channel:
Grandmother’s Flower, Jeong-hyun Mun, 2008, 89 min
“Combining substantial interviews with archival photos, Grandmother’s Flower offers invaluable insights into contemporary Korea’s struggle to move beyond the dark periods of Japanese colonial rule, the Korean War, and subsequent division of the country. Highly recommended.”
-Video Librarian Magazine
Repatriation, Dong-won Kim, 2003, 149 min
Winner of the Sundance Freedom of Expression Award. Kim followed North Korean political prisoners in South Korea over ten years after their release, documenting how they survived decades of brutality and their quest to return to the North.
Homes Apart: Korea, J.T. Takagi & Christine Choy, 1991, 56 min
“A moving account of the ongoing tragedy of families separated since the Korean national division… anyone who sees the film will go away with an empathetic understanding of the losses.”
– Asian Educational Media Services News and Reviews
North Korea: Beyond the DMZ, J.T. Takagi & Hye Jung Park, 2003, 60 min
This documentary follows a young Korean American woman to see her relatives in North Korea, and through unique footage of life in the D.P.R.K. and interviews with ordinary people and scholars, opens a window into this nation and its people.
The second part of the exhibition will happen on July 28 at 6 PM with a virtual panel featuring filmmakers and activists who will speak on the films and the current efforts to finally end this 70-year-old war. Speakers include Minju Bae, Hyun Lee and Hye-Jung Park. The panel event is cosponsored by Nodutdol for Korean Community Development and the Korea Policy Institute.
RSVP on Eventbrite to get links to the films and panel