Directed by: Jason Hoffman
Runtime: 73 min
Language(s): English and Korean w/ English subtitles
Website: Official Website
A panel discussion on Korean adoption, birth search and reunion will take place following the film at 4:45pm in the Meyer Auditorium.
Community Sponsor: Sejong Society of Washington, D.C.
Going Home opens with Jason Hoffman, a Korean adoptee, on the eve of his first meeting with the woman he was separated from at birth twenty years ago.
Growing up in a tight-knit social circle in his beloved New York City, Jason is surrounded by others that openly share his curiosity and will to find out more information about his background. After finding out that his birthmother was able to be located and is willing to meet him, Jason finds himself laden with excitement but no answers.
Jason’s brave spirit takes a fall when his birthmother suddenly cancels their first meeting. Although disappointed, Jason realizes the reality of her situation—she kept his existence a secret from her husband and his sister for the past 20 years in Korea, while he has been able to live a conspicuous life as an adopted person aboard.
Directed by: Hiroshi Hara
Runtime: 9 min
Language(s): Mandarin w/ English subtitles
A father makes a choice that changes his family forever.