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2016 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

COMING FULL CIRCLE: THE JOURNEY OF A TRANSGENDERED KOREAN ADOPTEE

Directed by Larry Tung

Shorts / South Korea, USA / 2015 / Biography, Documentary / 24 mins / English / NYC Premiere

Plays In:
LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 24, 2016 1:00 pm

Description

Nearly half a century after she was adopted, a transgender activist named Pauline Park, currently based in New York City, finally makes her first visit to her native Korea. Compelling and powerful, this documentary short follows Park as she reconnects with her birth country, attempts to find answers, and participates in the Korea Queer Festival.   

Post Screening Panel: 

Larry Tung, Director, COMING FULL CIRCLE: THE JOURNEY OF A TRANSGENDERED ADOPTEE

Pauline Park, Subject, COMING FULL CIRCLE: THE JOURNEY OF A TRANSGENDERED ADOPTEE


Director's Bio

Larry Tung is a journalist and documentary filmmaker in New York City. He is a frequent contributor of video, radio and print stories to media outlets in New York. He taught video production and media courses at Kean University in New Jersey and is currently an assistant professor at York College of The City University of New York.

Prior to moving to the United States, he was a reporter for the English-language Taiwan News in Taipei and covered Taipei City Hall and the Taiwanese legislature from 1998 to 2000. He was also a stringer during the 2000 presidential election in Taiwan for the International Community Radio Taipei.

Tung’s documentary films have been shown in more than 40 film festivals around the world. His debut film, Daughters from China, won the best documentary award in the 2005 Honolulu International Festival, and his 2009 film, Welcome to My Queer Bookstore, was a finalist in the short documentary category in the CMJ Film Festival in New York.

Tung holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia Journalism School, and a master of fine arts in television production from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is a recipient of Vanderbilt University Media Fellowship in 2008, and NYC Campaign Coverage Journalism Fellowship from the Center of New York City Affairs at the New School in 2010.



Plays in

  1. LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

    These shorts explore the myriad of ways in which the LGBTQ+ community and the Asian American community intersect and work together. While some aim to directly address this intersection, through meditations on family, Asian American culture, and identity clashes, others feature characters learning to be both LGBTQ+ and Asian American successfully.

    In This Program: COMING FULL CIRCLE: THE JOURNEY OF A TRANSGENDERED KOREAN ADOPTEE, I HATE THE COLOR RED, BALLOT, GAYSIANS, HEART STATION, LIKE HOPE


Dates & Times

Plays In:
LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 24, 2016 1:00 pm