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  • Sunny Jo
    Deann Borshay NEW Film: Please Spread the Word - Precious Objects of Desire Donation Information... DEANN BORSHAY LIEM: NEW FILM – PRECIOUS OBJECTS OF DESIRE
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2 10:57 AM
      Deann Borshay NEW Film: Please Spread the Word - Precious Objects of
      Desire Donation Information...

      DEANN BORSHAY LIEM: NEW FILM – PRECIOUS OBJECTS OF DESIRE DONATION INFORMATION
      The current goal is to raise funds to produce a sample reel (which
      will help raise the remainder of post-production funds). The $5,000
      will go toward editor and assistant editor fees, purchase of a hard
      drive, and renting of an edit facility. The opportunity to raise the
      funds and cut a reel together in time will allow the film to be
      submitted to a major proposal to the Independent Television Service
      and Center for Asian American Media this coming summer 2010.



      Donations (checks payable) can be made to:
      Mu Films (501 (c )3 non-profit)
      Website: www.mufilms.org

      Mailing Address:
      2960 Hillegass Avenue
      Berkeley, CA 94705


      PRECIOUS OBJECTS OF DESIRE explores the international transracial
      adoption experience through the extraordinary stories of Korean
      adoptees raised by families in the U.S., Sweden, Italy, Switzerland,
      Denmark, Belgium and France. The stories include a biracial
      Korean-Black War orphan, shunned by Korean society, who as an adult
      meets potential biological siblings; twins adopted and raised in
      France, who speak only the French language, on their way “home” to
      Korea to visit their birth mother; an “orphan” adopted to Sweden who
      discovers she was given up at the hospital by her birth mother because
      of family pressures to bring home a baby boy; and many others.



      These stories will be contextualized within a history of adoptions
      from South Korea starting with the Korean War. Together, they
      illuminate how adoptions from South Korea are closely associated with
      U.S. military involvement on the Korean peninsula, the prosperity and
      optimism of American society following World War II, and Cold War
      politics, all of which have led South Korea to become the number one
      “exporter” of children overseas and the U.S. the largest “importer” of
      adopted children in the world.

      About Deann Borshay Liem - Deann Borshay Liem has over twenty years
      experience working in development, production and distribution of
      educational and public television programming. She was
      Producer/Director/Writer for the Emmy Award-nominated documentary,
      First Person Plural (Sundance, 2000; Grand Jury Award, Best Bay Area
      Documentary, San Francisco Intl. Film Festival), and Co-Executive
      Producer for Spencer Nakasako's Kelly Loves Tony (PBS, 1998) and AKA
      Don Bonus (PBS, 1996, Emmy Award). She served as Co-Producer for
      Marianne Teleki's Special Circumstances which follows Chilean exile,
      Hector Salgado, as he attempts to reconcile with former interrogators
      and torturers in Chile. She is the former Director of the National
      Asian American Telecommunications Association (NAATA) where she
      supervised the development, distribution and broadcast of new films
      for public television and worked with Congress to support minority
      representation in public media. Deann is a recipient of a Rockefeller
      Film/Video Fellowship for her new feature-length documentary, Precious
      Objects of Desire, which is currently in production.
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