Documentaries by Christine Choy
Homes Apart: Korea
Directed by J. T. Takagi and Christine Choy • 1991 • United States, South Korea
They speak the same language, share a similar culture, and once belonged to a single nation. When the Korean War ended in a stalemate in 1953, ten million families were torn apart. By the early nineties, as the rest of the world celebrated the end of the Cold War, Koreans remained separated between North and South, fearing the threat of mutual destruction. Beginning with one man’s journey to reunite with his sister in North Korea, director J. T. Takagi and producer Christine Choy reveal the personal, social, and political dimensions of a divided nation. Written by playwright David Henry Hwang, HOMES APART was also the first U.S. project to get permission to film in both South and North Korea.