"First Person Plural" documentary by Deann Borshay Liem | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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"First Person Plural" documentary by Deann Borshay Liem

October 14, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Responses: Lucy Fischer (Distinguished Professor of Film and English), Jennifer Kwon Dobbs (Assistant Professor or English, St. Olaf College) & Eleana Kim (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Univ. of Rochester)

Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, Cultural Studies, Social Movements Forum, English, Arts and Sciences, Women's Studies, and Film Studies

A documentary by and about a Korean-American adoptee.

In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and sent from Korea to her new home in California. There the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated, until recurring dreams led her to investigate her own past, and she discovered that her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, Borshay Liem embarks on a heartfelt journey in this acclaimed film that first premiered on POV in 2000. First Person Plural is a poignant essay on family, loss and the reconciling of two identities.

Responses by: Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of Film and English Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Asst. Prof. of English, St Olaf College Eleana Kim, Asst. Prof. of Anthropology, University of Rochester

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