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Goodbye, Pyongyang: Transnational Film Series Screening
March 6, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Film Screening: “Goodbye, Pyongyang”
(Yang Yong-hi, 2009, 81 min, South Korea/Japan, in Korean with English subtitles, color, DVD)
This documentary portrays the growth of a girl who was born and living in Pyongyang, North Korea. Director YANG tells the stories of her niece Sona whose father (YANG’s brother) immigrated to North Korea from Japan in the early 70s. YANG gazes at Sona who was educated in a North Korean school in Japan. The film gives not only images of ordinary people’s lives in Pyongyang but also the unique process of building identities for new generations. Introduced by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon!
Co-Sponsored with: Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), Duke University Center for International Studies (DUCIS), Women’s Studies Program, Literature, the Korea Forum, and Duke East Asia Nexus (DEAN).