What makes a mother give away her baby? This is the big question in Sun Hee Engelstoft’s poignant heartbreaker of a film Forget Me Not, about three Korean women who have become pregnant outside of marriage and are now hiding from the outside world until they give birth. They live in a shelter for unwed mothers on a South Korean island, where beautiful landscapes are in sharp contrast to the fierce dilemma that women go through: should they keep their children or give them up for adoption?

Sun Hee Engelstoft is a documentary director based in Copenhagen. Born in Busan, South Korea 1982 and adopted to Denmark. Having attended several schools for photography, she was accepted at the prestigious National Film School of Denmark, from which she graduated in 2011. Forget Me Not is her debut feature length documentary. Engelstoft has previously made several short docs, edited numerous acclaimed photo books and travelled the world with different documentary projects and widely renowned photo exhibitions.
Deann Borshay Liem has over twenty years experience working in development, production and distribution of independent documentaries. She is Producer, Director, and Writer of the Emmy Award-nominated documentary, First Person Plural (Sundance, 2000) and the award-winning films, In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (PBS, 2010), Memory of Forgotten War (with Ramsay Liem; PBS, 2015), and most recently Geographies of Kinship.

As part of the Also-Known-As 25th Anniversary, we’re giving a free 2-day pass starting on Feb 2 to view this documentary, culminating in a discussion with director Sun Hee Engelstoft, as she shares what she learned while making this film and investigated why so many Koreans are “orphaned” or given up for adoption. Ms. Engelstoft will be interviewed by renowned filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem. ASL translation will be available during the interview.
Who: Open to the public, adoptees, friends
When: Thursday, February 4, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ET
Where: Register to receive 2-day movie pass and/or discussion event link at https://zoom.us/…/tJcuf-qoqjkjHNEfbeVTplTi5s1n4bO3Ymy_
After registering, you will receive the zoom link for the discussion event, and also a code to view the movie anytime between Tuesday, February 2nd, and Thursday, February 4.