In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
søndag den 4. november kl. 14.00 – 16.00

Den Danske Filmskole (Biografen), Theodor Christensens Plads 1, 1437 København K

Den amerikanske dokumentarfilmsinstruktør Deann Borshay Liem besøger København i starten af november. I den forbindelse inviterer Korea Klubben til en særvisning af Deann Borshay Liems seneste film, “In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee”. Efter filmen vil der være mulighed for at stille spørgsmål til instruktøren.

Deann Borshay Liem er adopteret fra Korea og hendes første film, “First Person Plural” blev nomineret til en Emmy. Derefter har priserne været mange og hendes film har været vist på bl.a. Sundance, Silverdocs og Fullframe.

Arrangementet er gratis men tilmelding er nødvendig via nedenstående formular.

En stor tak til Den Danske Filmskole for lån af biografsal!


Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the US in 1966. Told to keep her true identity a secret from her new American family, this eight-year-old girl quickly forgot she was ever anyone else. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee?

IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG HEE is the search to find the answers. It follows acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem as she returns to her native Korea to find her “double,” the mysterious girl whose place she took in America. Traversing the landscapes of memory, amnesia and identity, while also uncovering layers of deception in her adoption, this moving and provocative film probes the ethics of international adoptions and reveals the cost of living a lie. Part mystery, part personal odyssey, it raises fundamental questions about who we are…and who we could be but for the hands of fate.

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Call for Research Interviews:

Hello – My name is Deann Borshay Liem, director/producer of the documentary, GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP – THE KOREAN ADOPTION STORY. Korea Klubben is an Outreach Partner for the film and also for the Kickstarter campaign that we completed this past summer. I will be visiting Copenhagen Nov 1-5 to do some final research interviews for the film and would like to meet with Danish Korean adoptees who might like to participate. These interviews will help me better understand Korean adoptee experiences in Europe and also help me refine themes and ideas for the film. I’m especially interested in meeting adoptees who are actively involved in some kind of journey, process or activities related to their adoptions. If you are interested in participating in a research interview (audio only), please email me at If you would like to see a work-in-progress trailer for the film, please visit Thank you very much!¨

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