Seeking funds to film Korea’s adoption story
Growing up in 1960s Fremont, California, Deann Borshay Liem imagined that she was the only Korean in a white family across all of America’s vast suburbia.
But, as the girl who was sent at age 8 from a Korean orphanage to be adopted in the U.S. slowly discovered, there are almost 200,000 more like her throughout the world. Hearing some of these others adoptees’ stories has helped her understand herself and realize that she was not alone.
The now 55-year-old documentary maker used film to unravel her own tangled life story in two award-winning productions. And she is now raising funds to record the dramatic homecomings of other Korean diaspora.