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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Sunday 11/16
4:00 pm
$8 General Public
$6 Students & Seniors
$5 IHP Members

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  call 215-387-5125, menu option 2. 

dir. Laurent Boileau 2013 | Documentary Feature Film | 74 min.

This remarkable animated doc tells the personal story of Korean Belgian filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. Stranded between two cultures from the day he first meets his new blond siblings, Jung’s story is told through sepia-toned animated vignettes – some humorous and some poetic – following him well into his teenage years when his emerging sense of identity begins to create fissures at home and ignite the latent biases of his adoptive parents. Largely using his own animation, Jung masterfully intercuts with snippets of super-8 family footage and archival film. The result is an animated memoir like no other: clear-eyed and unflinching, humorous and wry, and above all, inspiring in the capacity of the human heart.

Accompanied by short animation “Decorations
Director: Mari Miyazawa | 7 mins
In a quaint kitchen in a house tucked away in the outskirts of the city, the birth of a new life brings turmoil and change amidst preparations for a banquet.