Our short documentary, “Given Away,” a New York Times Op Doc, is now being featured at the Incheon Art Platform exhibition: “Korean Diaspora Ricepaper Airplane,” commemorating the 120th anniversary of Korean immigration. This exhibit includes 17 Korean artists from 8 countries around the world.
The selection of "Given Away" for this Korean exhibit is an important inclusion of Korean adoptees in the history and art of the Korean Diaspora. Here in the US, Korean adoptees represent 10% of Korean-born immigrants.
Created by Glenn and Julie Morey, in partnership with The New York Times, this 17-minute documentary is comprised of excerpts from our larger Side by Side project, which captures 60+ years of inter-country adoption out of South Korea through the first-person accounts of 100 men and women, born between 1940 and 1995, separated from their families of origin as infants and children, and placed in orphanages to be adopted to countries around the world, or to age out and remain in South Korea. The “Side by Side” project was filmed in 7 countries, 6 languages, and 16 cities.
Presented in English, sub-titled in Korean, "Given Away" can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeIC1detnD8
Incheon Art Platform exhibit info at: https://bit.ly/3RGgc7D