Four Important Upcoming Events

Hope to see you at these great events!

1. Flim Screening of “Approved for Adoption”

When: November 8, 2013, Saturday, 7:15pm

Where: Angelika Film Center Add to Favorite Theaters, 18 W. Houston St. NEW YORK, NY 10012 (212) 995-2570

Nodutdol is proud to be a community partner for the screening of this film.  This is a story of Korean filmmaker/animator Jung Henin, who was adopted by a Belgium family from South Korea. The film is mostly animated by hand by Jung and tells his life story growing up in Europe and eventually returning to Seoul for his first time since he was abandoned. The film first premiered in 2012 and played at the Annecy Animation Film Festival.  Even if you’ve never heard of this, it’s admirable for the animation and story alone.  We believe that Korean overseas adoptees comprise an important part of Korean diasporic communities around the world, and we were told that this is a great introduction to rather complicated issue of international adoption.  In order to get a group rate – please contact for more info.  We are gathering up approximately 25 people for Friday showing!  Please contact nodutdol by email or any of the members for this important event.  We will held a separate discussion session after the film screening!


Movie Details

Title: Approved for Adoption

Running Time: 75 Minutes

Status: Released

Country: Belgium, France

Genre: Animated, Documentary, Drama

Trailer at Youtube: click here

2. KEEP-D Report Back, “Diasporic Sparkle”

When: November 9, 2013, Saturday, 7pm

Where: Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, Room Hunter West 511, New York, NY 10065

*6 train to Hunter College-68 St. Use entrance on the SW corner of 68th Street and Lexington

Note: Hunter College is a closed campus, and we need you to RSVP online here so we can facilitate a speedy entrance process. Please bring photo ID. If photo ID is a concern, please contact or participants directly.

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When: November 21, 2013, Thursday, 6:30 pm

Where: Collin Powell Center, City College, Shepard Hall, Room 291, 259 Convent Avenue, New York, New York

Exploring the 60th Anniversary of the Armistice of the Korean War

A Korea Peace Day event – FREE. 


MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR is a new documentary by award winning filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem and Prof. Ramsay Liem. This film conveys the human costs of military conflict through deeply personal accounts of the Korean War (1950-53) by four Korean-American survivors. Their stories take audiences through the trajectory of the war, from extensive bombing campaigns, to day-to-day struggle for survival and separation from family members across the DMZ. Decades later, each person reunites with relatives in North Korea, conveying beyond words the meaning of family loss. These stories belie the notion that war ends when the guns are silenced and foreshadow the future of countless others displaced by ongoing military conflict today.

This film will be followed by a panel featuring Prof. Jae Jung Suh, an expert on US- Korea relations, international relations of East Asia, and international security, film co-director Ramsay Liem and writer/artist Sukjong Hong.

This is an event sponsored by the Colin L. Powell school for Civic and Global Leadershipo, the Documentary Forum of CCNY, and the Media and Communication Department of CCNY.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

5:30 PM Reception in Room 558, Shepard Hall

6:30 PM Room 291 Shepard Hall – SCREENING AND PANEL

City College of NY

160 Convent Avenue @ 138th street

#1 to 137th St or ABCD to 145th Street (shuttle buses @ 15 min)

A Presentation of the Colin L. Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership.

Co-sponsored by the Media and Communication Arts department at CCNY, the

CCNY Documentary Forum, Third World Newsreel, the International Studies Program, the Asian Studies Program, the Student’s Association for International Studies (SAIS) and the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Student Association at CCNY. This event is part of the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership’s public programming tied together under the theme of forgiveness, examined through the lenses of Powell School departments and programs.

4. Nodutdol Annual Kimchee Bowl Fundraiser

When: December 7, 2013, Saturday, 7pm

Where: Project Reach, 39 Eldridge St New York, NY 10002 (between Canal & Hester Street)

* Nodutdol has been mainly funded by donations and membership fees from the community since 2010.  This is an fundraiser and there will be an entrance charge – however, no one will be turned away for lack of donations.