First Person Plural

POV Season 13
  • Feature Film
  • 2000
  • 60 Mins

In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and sent from Korea to her new home in California. There the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated, until recurring dreams led her to investigate her own past, and she discovered that her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, Borshay Liem embarks on a heartfelt journey in this acclaimed film that first premiered on POV in 2000. First Person Plural is a poignant essay on family, loss and the reconciling of two identities. POV presented the filmmaker's follow-up, In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. A co-presentation of ITVS and the Center for Asian American Media.

Film Credits

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