Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LiNK "Crossing" Screening

About the Film:
Yong-soo is an ex-soccer player who lives in a small coalmining village in North Korea with his wife and young son, Joon. Despite living in extreme poverty, like many in North Korea, Yong-soo’s family is just happy to be together.

But Yong-soo’s pregnant wife becomes critically ill and proper medicine, let alone sufficient food, is hard to find in North Korea. So he decides to secretly cross the border into China, hoping to find medicine for her. Before leaving, he tells young Joon to take care of his mother, promising to return with food and medicine in just ten days.

After many life-threatening moments in China, Yong-soo is transported to South Korea, becoming a refugee prohibited to return to his family. Meanwhile, his wife passes away leaving young Joon alone and destitute. With no one to turn to, Joon soon meets up with an old friend and they try to escape into China as well.

Following his father, Joon attempts to cross the river into China. But they are captured near the border by North Korean guards and sent to a youth detention camp where they are severely mistreated as traitors.

Meanwhile in South Korea, Young-soo desperately searches for a way to bring his son safely into freedom.

Taken from a number of true stories of North Korean refugees, Crossing is the first film to accurately depict the trials and hardships faced every day by the North Korean people.

Directed by KIM Tae-kyun.

- Taken from the LiNK Global website.

We will be having two screenings, at 4 PM and at 7 PM. In addition to the screening we'll be serving Korean snacks and refreshments.

Check out their trailer!

See you there!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring BBQ is just around the corner!

This year's Spring Barbecue is hosted by MASO, Chinese Club, Japanese Club, and KASA (formerly KoreaTown). This event is held annually so that all the Asian Clubs on campus have a chance to come together and enjoy each others cultures. The event is open to club members ONLY.

MASO - China House
Chinese Club - Meat Variety
J-Club - Shaved Ice
KoreaTown - Korean BBQ

In addition to enjoying each others presence, there will also be a volleyball net set up for anyone who wants to take a break from all the food and play.

See you there!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Kimbap Workshop!

Come and learn how to make one of the most popular Korean foods: Kimbap! (and of course, eating it!)

We will be having a variety of Kimbap including:
Spicy Tuna
Egg and more!

Kimchi will be also served!

We will also have traditional Korean games during and after the workshop.

See you there!