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Support Resilience

I deeply apologize for my long blog absence….. For as much of a stink as I usually make about how people should read my blog to catch up with me, feel free to kick me the next time you see me. I hope to write something this weekend….it’s been far too long.

In the meantime, take a look at the following and consider supporting this powerful film that I referred to in a previous post.


Contact: Jessica Windt | 010-5833-2233 | |

Re: Spreading Awareness about Korean Birth mothers

Dear friends:

I am writing to request your support for the making of Resilience, the first-ever documentary film to tell the personal stories of Korea’s birth mothers. Please take a minute to read why this project is significant and how you can be a part of it.

In Resilience, Korean women come out of the dark and break their silence about the struggles of being single mothers in Korea and the pressures from their society to give up their children.

For the first time, adoptees and families can view adoption from a different perspective.

I am a Korean American adoptee and when I read the stories of the women in this film, it was the first time my birth parents, whom I still have never met, became real to me.

Maybe my birth mother is nothing like these women, but now I have a better understanding of the life she had, the environment I was born into and the complicated system I was adopted through. This is the kind of film I wish I had seen a long time ago, which is why I was eager to help in the making of it and I hope you are too.

We are making and funding this film independently, which can be the most difficult part in filmmaking. We ‘ve been able to complete a short version of the film , but still have a lot of work to do. W e are actively fundraising and currently requesting donations from individuals such as your self to help us finish this film by next year .

Any assistance you can give is greatly appreciated, whether it be $10, $1000 or anywhere in between and beyond. Every little bit counts. All contributors will be credited as sponsors in the film and will be the first to be notified of screenings and project updates .

By contributing to this film you are helping to bridge cultural gaps adoptees and their birth parents often struggle to get over. There are millions of adoptees and people affected by adoption worldwide that will greatly benefit from seeing this film.

If a monetary contribution cannot be made at this time, services, equipment, resources are also welcomed. If you cannot personally support this project, I urge you to spread the word to anyone you think may be interested.

Thank you so much for your time and attention. For more information, please contact me or go to:


Jessica Windt

Project Manager

resilience06@ | 010-5833-2233

P.S. Contributions of any amount or type are welcomed. Please spread the word!

Donations can be made by one of the following:

1. Direct bank transfer to: Kookmin Bank, Account # 343602-040-67700

2. Online at Women Make Movies website:

*There is a 8% fee for credit card donations made online. Please disregard shipping information.

3. Checks can be written to “Women Make Movies, Resilience

Mail checks to:

246-9 Bogwang-dong #2F


Seoul, 140-823 S. KOREA

All donations made in the U.S. are 100% tax-deductible. Resilience is fiscally sponsored by Women Make Movies, a non-profit, New York City-based film distribution organization for films made for and about women.


Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated. All donations go towards the making of Resilience. Here is an idea of production expenses covered by your donations.

$ 25.00 5 Digital Video Tapes

$ 50.00 Production expenses for 1 day

$ 100.00 Light and sound equipment rental for 1 day

$ 500.00 Camera rental for 10 days

$ 1,000.00 Subtitles (English/Korean)

$ 2,000.00 Stock footage and graphics

$ 10,000.00 Post production services

Please don’t hesitate to make a donation of any amount. All contributions are greatly appreciated!

P.P.S. The objective of this film is to have these women’s stories heard in order to spread awareness and understanding about a side of adoption that is often overlooked. It has been difficult to find women and individuals willing to speak openly on film. Please help us make their stories heard.

A short version of Resilience has been previewed at both the 2006 KAAN ( and 2006 G.O.A.L. ( adoptee conferences.

For more information contact: Jessica | | (+82) 10-5833-2233

Resilience is produced by KoRoot ( ) Rev. Do-hyun Kim |

Directed & co-produced by Tammy Chu | | 019-9743-4344


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