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Made in Korea: A One Way Ticket Seoul-Amsterdam?

In-Soo Radstake searches for his true identity in this documentary: is he Dutch or Korean? A personal journey in which he talks with his fellow adoptees and searches for his biological mother.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Made in Korea: A One Way Ticket Seoul-Amsterdam? - CinemAsia

In-Soo Radstake arrived in the Netherlands from Seoul in 1980. Adopted as a baby by a Dutch couple, he searches for his true identity through this personal documentary. His search takes him to meet other adopted people who came on the same flight to Holland. He also visits the orphanage in Seoul where he once lived. He compares the questions and experiences of his adoption with those of his fellow adoptees. He asks himself whether he is Dutch or Korean. Radstake feels Dutch, but did he consciously or unconsciously suppress his Korean side?

In the beginning of the documentary, Radstake focuses on his fellow adoptees, but as his search progresses, his story gets more personal as he tries to find his biological mother. His search ends with a reunion of his arrival group. Exactly 25 years after their arrival, the group of 9 South Korean adoptees are reunited, but this time as adults.

Dumpling Stories & Panel discussion

Made in Korea will screen together with Dumpling Stories, a 40-minute VICE documentary on Dutch-Chinese adoptees, followed by a panel discussion on adoption in the Netherlands.