DisOrient 2020 Closing Night Film - Found in Korea with Strangers' Reunion
Strangers' Reunion (2019) Short Narrative 13 min
English, Korean UK
Directed by Liz Sargent
Mira, a Korean-American adoptee travels to Hong Kong to meet her birth mother for the first time. Impulsively, she invites Yura to visit her in her hotel suite the day before their official meeting in the hope that theyll find a connection before a translator gets in the way. However, with only a basic understanding of each others languages and, to varying degrees, their own guilt and prejudices, misunderstandings threaten their tenuous attempts at connection, until an emotional breakthrough leads them to hope there is resolution and a future ahead for them both.
Found in Korea (2019) Feature Documentary - 74 min.
English, Korean USA
Directed by Allison Lane, Kevin Settle, and Nam Holtz
A Korean adoptee travels back to Korea for the first time in 35 years in search of her birth parents and the world she lost as a baby. While retracing the steps of her own adoption, she discovers her culture, identity and questions why Koreans are not adopting their own.
Post Screening Q&A with Director/Subject Meggin Nam Holtz and Bill Mattinson
Ticket stub from "Found in Korea" provides entry into the Closing Night Awards Gala at the Crater Lake Rooms in the UO EMU. Enjoy appetizers and refreshments and find out the announcements of award winners, including Audience Choice Feature Film and Audience Choice Short Film 9:15 pm-11:00 pm.
UO Erb Memorial Union Redwood Theater (View)
The EMU is located 13th and University; Room 214
Eugene, OR 97403
|Minimum Age: 6|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|