These evocative and often heartbreaking photographs documenting landscapes, every day life, people and important diplomatic events provide a rare glimpse into the start of a painful period in Korean history.
A clip from our film will be screening as part of IFP Filmmaker Labs Showcase in partnership with Rooftop Films. Tickets are free when you rsvp and there will be live music and free drinks. Hope you can make it! Event info: Date/Time: Monday, 9/15 @ 7:30pm to 10pm Location: Jay Walk, on the roof [...]
Directed by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, this documentary tells the story of the 40,000 Koreans, many forcibly conscripted to work as laborers by the Japanese and subsequently forgotten by the rest of the world.
Charles Armstrong described the central narrative of North-South Korea relations as a series of impasses and failures at resolution.
Inventiveness, diversity, and brilliance – these qualities have marked California Performance from the beginning. Political and social protests merged and, in the process, produced visually and theatrically vivid, often strident symbols, images, and events that fired the imagination and activated ethical convictions among artists.
The voice of a Korean American, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, reminds us that we can be liberated because our own spirit is more powerful than reality. The elaborate kut, Dictee, awakens us to the power of the infinite in language, which is the power of going home to ourselves.
Dictee is an amazing work that is still relatively unknown outside the academic, art and literary circles. Tell us how you discovered Dictee. If enough people respond, we may be able to illustrate the connections graphically.
Their recent work in progress performance at DNA Choreolab combined elements of dance, martial arts, Korean folk music and experimental sound design with readings from Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s text, Dictee.
These works bring into light other dimensions of Cha previously unseen. As one reviewer noted “there is also snarky humor, pop-cultural observation, and an (almost) unveiled eroticism.”