A night of celebration will grace the Korean Cultural Office as a selection of award-winning short films screen as part of The Korean Short Film Night 2012, which aims to celebrate cultural diversity. Tales of Korean heritage features films from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States that focus on Korean stories in a newfound land. Featuring a trio of award-winning dramas that revolve around the theme of mothers and fathers. The Australian produced SWIMMING WITH CHOPIN and animation MOTHER TONGUE tell two very personal stories about the mothers of their filmmakers, and A GLARING NIGHT follows the journey of a young Korean-American man, who was adopted to an American family, returns to Korea in search of his father.
The program also features two documentaries: MAKING NOISE IN SILENCE (USA) explores the richness of deaf culture from the perspectives of two Korean high school students who attend the California School for the Deaf, while KOWI (NZ) tells the story of a Korean family who, after immigrating to New Zealand, put aside their struggles in a new land to help and cook for the homeless every Sunday. Directors Andrew Lee (UTS) and Susan Kim Danta (School of Media Arts, COFA) will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.
When: 29th November 2012, 6.30pm
Where: Korean Cultural Office, 255 Elizabeth St, Sydney
Cost: Free Entry, Bookings Essential via: http://www.koreanculture.org.au/regular-events/cinema-on-the-park/COTP69