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Korean Diaspora Films and New Media Series: Screening of “The Woman, The Orphan, and The Tiger” (2010) by Jane Jin Kaisen

October 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Carolina Asia Center for a film screening as part of our Korean diaspora series in Fall 2023. We are proud to screen “The Woman, The Orphan, and The Tiger” (2010) by Jane Jin Kaisen, a visual artist, filmmaker, and Professor of the School of Media Arts, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.


The Woman, The Orphan, and The Tiger explores ways in which trauma is passed on from previous generations to the present through a sense of being haunted. Following a group of international adoptees and other women of the Korean diaspora in their 20s and 30s, the film uncovers how the return of the repressed confronts and destabilizes narratives that have been constructed to silence histories of pain and violence inflicted onto the bodies and lives of women and children.


Jane Jin Kaisen is an artist, filmmaker, and Professor of the School of Media Arts, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She is known for her visually striking, multilayered, performative, poetic, and multi-voiced feminist works through which past and present are brought into relation. Engaging topics such as memory, migration, borders, and translation, she activates the field where lived experience and embodied knowledge intersect with larger political histories.

Kaisen is a recipient of is a recipient of the New Carlsberg Foundation Artist Grant (2023) and a 3-year work grant from the Danish Arts Foundation (2022) and awarded Exhibition of the Year 2020 by International Association of Art Critics, Denmark for the exhibition Community of Parting at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. She represented Korea at the 58th Venice Biennale.

She earned her PhD in artistic research from the University of Copenhagen and holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from UCLA, an MA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.


This event was made possible by the following sponsors: Korea Foundation, UNC Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UNC Film Studies


October 3, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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