In 2003, I was working with Thomas Allen Harris on Twelve Disciples of Mandela, a hybrid documentary film about the struggle for freedom, the longing for home and the impact of that experience on families. Harris introduced me to Cha’s art and set me off on this incredible journey of discovery. This project was conceived during Lawrence Rinder’s guided tour of The Dream of the Audience: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982) exhibit at the Bronx Museum of Art. Since then many people have shared their stories, open their homes, volunteered their time, contributed their talents / expertise and provided moral and financial support for the project. There are many people to thank and the list grows daily.
Special thanks to University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; gift of the Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Memorial Foundation for making this project possible and the following:
Thomas Allen Harris Lawrence Rinder Constance Lewallen Stephanie Cannizzo Moria Roth Jason Sanders Tracey Seo Lily Wong Susan Lee Mauldin James Cha John Cha Richard Barnes Bertrand Augst Yong Soon Min Laurel Kendall Kim Hong-Hee Jeong-Ok Park Peter Sutherland Jean Lee JT Takagi Susette Min Anne Anilin Cheng Allan deSouza Kay Richards Nan Kim Paik Vincente Franco Gail Dolgin Ray Day Hisami Kuroiwa Nancy Roth Judith Barry Mark Thompson Reese Williams Wayne Stein Sabine Breitwieser Bettin Sporr Yasuko Ikeuchi Charles Armstrong Ted Conant Matthias Grunsky Zwie xx Joanna Pong Grace Lee Cathy Cho Nancy Goldman Lucinda Barnes Lisa Calden Steven Gong James Melchert Futung Cheng Betty Kano George Lakoff Christina Creveling George Miyasaki Phillip Kang Mary Louise Zernicke Carol Klinger Dennis Love Genevieve Cottraux Jesse Warner Ed Wesberg Trip Callaghan John Handhardt Sandy Fitterman Juan Puntes Ed Park John Woo Tim Pugh Sean Kaminsky Isoo Cho Myung Hee Cho Soon Sil Cho John Zorn Jennifer Reeves Chi-hui Yang Yunah Hong Phillip Tiongson Marina Mezey Todd Sargood Lawrence Norden Soopum Sohn Soomi Km Jennifer Shyu Emily Rosdeitcher Elizabth Luth Alissa Yarkony Gross Hannah Berry Holena Cassi Feldman Maria Freytsis Anna Maria Speciale Christine Nolen Tom Marioni Milton Tabbot Rose Vincelli Melissa Sandor David Ross Walter Lew Sylvia Courovisier Okkyung Lee Ned Rothenberg Kenny Wollesen Thomas Beard Augusta Joyce Valerie Smith Julie Gaynin Eric Schuman Nikolause Nelson Maia Klatzman Oliver Mosier Sarah Kim Anne Waldman Tamiko Beyer Zhang Er Sarah Gambito Kelly Tsai Alison Park Cathy Hong Park Genevieve White Cara Benson Myung Mi Kim Belladona Kundiman Sujin Lee Jennifer Firestone Kate Schapira Ken Chen AAWW Maria Heyaca Billie Lee