WORTH FIGHTING FOR
Q&A to follow with filmmakers
The neverending 24 hour news cycle makes it difficult to focus and understand what we can do to make the world a better place. The following films give us a targeted perspective on what some people around the globe are fighting for.
Post Screening Panelists:
Ying Lu, Director
Tickets to Screening:
Screenings made possible by: Korean American Family Service Center, Incluvie, Asian American Bar Association NY
In This Program
Mina Fitzpatrick / SHORT FILMS / South Korea / Adoption, Documentary, Law, Women / 27 minsIn 1975, Shin Kyounghee was forced to give up her daughter because she was a single mother. Now she fights to find out what happened to her child, Sang Ah. In 2016, Lee Seulbee decides to buck the system and raise her five year-old son, Doyoon, on her own. In a country where nearly 70% of children born to unwed mothers are given up for overseas adoption, A LETTER FOR SANG-AH explores how the stigma around unwed mothers in Korea has led to ongoing emotional suffering, hardship, and a lack of support from the government for those who need it most.
Ying Lu / SHORT FILMS / China / Documentary / 34 minsIn China, if you can’t walk on your own, you can’t go to school. It’s not a formal policy, but a fixture of society’s attitudes. SLOW ANGELS profiles three families with children living with cerebral palsy in Shenzhen as they set off on distinct paths to overcome this discrimination.
Ann Shin / SHORT FILMS / Canada, USA / Documentary / 33 minsTHE TERRORIST HUNTER follows controversial spy Rita Katz, who is lauded by some for her work fighting terrorism, and derided by others for fabricating terrorist plots where none exist. The film places Rita’s tale within the context of the multibillion-dollar counter-terrorism industry, exposing how fear and terror play out in our society.