Saturday, July 25, 2015

2015 Films: The Map of Maps

The Map of Maps by Sangsun Choi
Milwaukee (MKE Premiere)
Running Time: 13 minutes
Screening Time: Friday, Sept 11th 6:30


There was an astonishing discovery in Milwaukee several years ago. An incredibly rare version of Korean map called Daedong Yeojido was discovered in the library at UWM. The map is a national treasure in Korea and nobody knows why this map has been placed at UWM before the moment that American Geographical Society Library makes public. 

There is a Korean language school near Greenfield in Milwaukee. Korean Baptist Church of Milwaukee has managed this program for the Korean children who are born in United States. Some of children have never been to South Korea and haven't seen Korean traditional map either. Even parents and grand parents have just heard the fame of the Korean map in Milwaukee. It will be totally new experience for them who keep a Korean identity to meet the map in person. This documentary will shed light on their joys and sorrows as migrants as well as genuine thought regarding their ethnicity.

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