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Divided Families Film

When the border was drawn between North and South Korea, hundreds and thousands of family members were left divided. During the Korean War (1950-1953) even more families were dislocated in the chaos of war. Over 55 years has passed since then and many Koreans immigrated to the United States in search of peace and hope.

There are an estimated 100,000 first generation Korean Americans with immediate family members in the North Korea. Time is running out for this generation. Many of the family members have already passed away, or are in their 70s-90s. Some have tried to contact their families through informal brokers, but this uncertain avenue has led many divided family members to become disillusioned. Though US Citizens, there are no formal mechanisms for family members in the United States to identify or even dream of reuniting with their families in North Korea. 


Our Mission:

To document the story of a first generation divided family member.

To raise awareness in American and Korean communities.

To promote mobilization and the support for formal mechanisms for family reunions between Korean Americans and North Koreans.

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