OUT OF A
SOUTH KOREAN
ORPHANAGE AND INTO THE WORLD

Random chaos of the universe, as seen through the eyes of orphaned Koreans—the multi-platform depiction of 60+ years of adoption out of South Korea. 

By Glenn Morey (AKA Kim Kang), filmmaker

This story starts in the 1950s, during and after the Korean War. At the time, two million infants and children had been orphaned or somehow separated from their families of origin: Rounded up from the streets, found abandoned in doorways, police stations, and churches. Distributed to orphanages, to live side-by-side in rows of sleeping mats, boxes, and cribs.

It didn’t end there. The steady stream of homeless children continued unabated through the post-war decade, the decades of political and social instability, the early growth, the IMF bail-out, and even through massive development and international expansion into a global economic force. Still, they were abandoned and relinquished into orphanages, with consequences of hunger and poverty, social stigma and racial bigotry, broken marriages, and untimely death.

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