Resilience is a one-hour documentary directed and co-produced by Tammy Chu, and produced by KoRoot. The film critically examines the issue of South Korea's international adoption system through the perspective of birth mothers, who share their stories in their own voices, shedding much-needed light and understanding on their experiences.
The making of Resilience is sponsored by Women Make Movies, a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. Please support the making of Resilience - every donation will help complete this important project. Visit the Women Make Movies sponsored projects page and scroll down to the entry for Resilience to make a donation.
Tammy Chu and her twin sister were adopted in the United States when they were eight. Her first film, Searching for Go-Hyang, is a 32-minute documentary depicting the sisters' reunion with their birth families in 1998. It has been screened internationally at film festivals, museums, and conferences, and has been broadcast on public television (PBS) in the US. Searching for Go-Hyang is also available from Women Make Movies.
1/24/07: Resilience has a new website - please visit!!