In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the US in 1966. Told to keep her true identity a secret from her new American family, this eight-year-old girl quickly forgot she was ever anyone else. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG HEE is the search to find the answers. It follows acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem as she returns to her native Korea to find her "double," the mysterious girl whose place she took in America.

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Project Updates

Jun 08, 2014

IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG HEE ON PBS GLOBAL VOICES!
June 8, 2014; check your local broadcast date and time here:
www.itvs.org/television?film=in-the-matter-of-cha-jung-hee

Apr 16, 2014

MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR screens at Cal State Sacramento
Screening April 16, 6:00 PM, Solano Hall 1010, 6000 J Street, Sacramento CA

Feb 15, 2014

MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR screens at Asians on Film Festival
Screening Feb 15, 1:00 PM J.E.T. Studios, Los Angeles
http://www.asiansonfilm.com/2014/01/asian-on-film-festival-feb-14-16-2014-j-e-t-studios-los-angeles/

Feb 09, 2014

MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR screens at Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa
Screening Feb 9, 3:15 PM; Screening & Symposium as part of the exhibition, Camellia Has Fallen: Contemporary Korean Artists Reflect on the Jeju Uprising
http://www.sonomacountymuseum.org/eventdetails.aspx?EventId=17837