Two tales of turmeric border marks

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  • Creator written, produced & edited by Christina Choe ; @anti hello kitty productions
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York, NY : Third World Newsreel, 2000.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn891995179


  • An experimental documentary taking place in modern Seoul, Korea, where an intersection becomes two stories of migration, globalization, hybrid identity, cracked mirrors, and turmeric (a yellow spice powder). A young Korean-American college student voyages back to the motherland where she meets South Asian migrant workers. These parallel stories illuminate and question our assumptions of identity and culture, as well as power and resistance. Through interviews, spoken word, super-8 imagery, and a bizarre Bangladesh wedding scene over a speaker-phone, we witness a changing world, and a twist to the term, "post-modern."


  • DVD.
  • Dialogue in English and Korean with English subtitles.
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