And Thereafter

And Thereafter

  • Korea, USA
  • 56
  • STC
  • Hosup Lee

Young-Ja Wike is just one of 10,000 women who married American GIs after the Korean War. For women like her, America represented an end to the crushing poverty of the post-war period, along with a promise of love and happiness. Korean-born filmmaker Hosup Lee spends months with the Wike family and unveils the ‘thereafter’ part of one such life in this new world. Despite a high divorce rate amongst Korean war brides, Wike continues to live with her eccentric husband and dependent children. Looked down upon by some Americans because of her poor English, and considered a ‘whore’ by many Koreans, she is caught between two worlds with a long and complicated history. Chris McDonald

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