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.

Awards


Project Updates

Mar 21, 2015

MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR nominated for Best Short Documentary and Best Director in Short Documentary at Queens World Film Festival!
Screens March 21st, Secret Theater, Long Island City, NY
http://www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/winners/

Dec 01, 2014

MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR wins Audience Favorite Award
at DC Asian Pacific Film Festival!
www.apafilm.org/thank-you-for-making-2014s-festival-a-success/

Oct 03, 2014

MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR at DC Asian Pacific Film Fest!
Oct 3, 2014; check here for screening details:
www.apafilm.org/all-in-war-is-so-cold-no-winners-losers-in-war-shorts-program/

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