1. April 5, 2013 - Noted photographer Ahn Sehong discuss his photography, subjects and approach during a discussion at The Korea Society. The dialogue with Senior Vice President, Dr. Stephen Noerper, is part of an new occasional series on Foreign Policy and the Lens, where noted film makers and photographers discuss the visual image in relation to issues impacting policy in Korea and Northeast Asia. Ahn's exhibition of Layer by Layer, photos of Korean comfort women in China from earlier last decade, is at the Korean Press Center in Palisades Park through mid-April. Special thanks to the Juju Project, which hopes to take Ahn's work to twelve cities worldwide, Columbia University Press' Chang Jae Lee, and the Korean Press Center.

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  2. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - In celebration of Asia Week New York, acclaimed curator Jane Portal will speak at The Korea Society to introduce the newly renovated Korean Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston which includes ceramics, metalwork, and paintings from the Bronze Age to the 20th century.

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

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  3. Filmed February 11, 2013

    The Korea Society and KoreanAmericanStory.org co-host a literary conversation and reception with three accomplished Korean-American writers: Catherine Chung, Eugenia Kim, and Yuliana Kim-Grant. These authors have written deeply personal and moving novels about loss, hope, and heritage and will share both their stories, as well as their characters’, with readings from their books. Each of these debut novels garnered critical acclaim:

    Forgotten Country (2012) by Catherine Chung
    "I was left utterly devastated by the wonder and heartbreak captured in these pages. Forgotten Country is overflowing with folktales and family secrets, with American and Korean traditions, with haunting prose and mathematical beauty. Here is a book to cherish, and to celebrate."
    —Justin Torres, author of We The Animals

    The Calligrapher’s Daughter (2010) by Eugenia Kim
    "Eugenia Kim’s sweeping debut. . . rises tall from a riveting scene that begs to be read and re-read—as does her entire novel about the painful change that Japanese occupation and modern ways bring to traditional, ritualistic Korea. . . . "
    —Geeta Sharma Jensen, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

    A Shred of Hope (2011) by Yuliana Kim-Grant
    "Each moment of Yuliana Kim-Grant's novel is strikingly unique and recognizably familiar. . . . Her compassionate but unflinting portrait turns the opaque rock of the lives of the Parks and the Pattersons into the translucent diamond formed by A Shred of Hope."
    —Amazon Review

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  4. Filmed May 10, 2012

    First-time director Christine Yoo shares her remarkable experience making Wedding Palace, a loving portrayal of a tight-knit Korean family. Christine began writing the script in 1999 and, when major studios passed on it, she decided to make the film on her own. Actor Stephen Park (Fargo, In Living Color, and Wedding Palace) joins Christine to discuss how she successfully financed, directed, and distributed a film shot on location in both Los Angeles and Seoul.

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  5. Filmed May 3, 2012

    In the wake of the Asia-Pacific War, Korean survivors of the "comfort women" system—those bound into sexual slavery for the Japanese military—lived under great pressure not to speak about what had happened to them. Joshua Pilzer’s Hearts of Pine provides a window into the lives of three such survivors: Pak Duri, Mun Pilgi, and Bae Chunhui. Over the course of ten years, the author worked with these elderly women: smoking with them, eating with them, singing and playing with them, and trying to understand and document their worlds of song.

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  • Nils Clauss

    ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE NORTH is a short documentary about a unique visit of the Munich Chamber Orchestra to North Korea: vimeo.com/55834030

    by Nils Clauss

  • iFLY4K

    I am going to Seoul to find part of my soul and meet my birth mother and sister for the first time. This is the trailer to the film I will be making during my visit. vimeo.com/31255852

    by iFLY4K

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