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Residual Trauma: The Island of Dokdo

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Watch selected scenes from the documentary Land of My Father (아버지의 땅) and hear a discussion with Matthew Koshmrl and Christina Sun Kim, the director and producer of the film. This online program is available for on-demand viewing from May 1 until May 30. 

Land of My Father (아버지의 땅) is a story about two individuals who take on the establishment in an attempt to change accepted historical narratives. A Korean farmer protests the Japanese government in Tokyo for claiming the disputed island territory of Dokdo after finding out his father was abducted and enslaved in an coal mine during the Japanese occupation of Korea. A Korean woman who lived on Dokdo with her father struggles to keep his legacy alive after the Korean government mysteriously erased their history of being pioneering residents.

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