Within the film- and event series Hidden, Uprooted, Left Behind - Parent's and Children's Fates bi'baxchange #16 invites the author Ok-Hee Jeong for a reading of her play Five times Mrs. Kim, in her search for home at bi'bak, followed by a discussion.
The author’s parents came to Germany in the 1970s as South Korean labour migrants. She and her brothers stayed behind with their grandmother and only three years later were brought to Germany by their parents. In her play Five times Mrs. Kim, in her search for home, Ok-Hee Jeong uses the stories of the first generation, the foreign adolescents and the second generation to deal with the themes of “homeland, strangeness and identity”.
With the support of Aktionsfonds des QM Soldiner Strasse in the frame of the programme Zukunftsinitiative Stadtteil, Soziale Stadt – Investition in die Zukunft.
Ok-Hee Jeong works as a freelance writer, journalist and filmmaker in Berlin. Her recent articles have appeared in ZEIT Online, taz and bento. She writes about South Korea’s politics and society as well as South Korean migration to Germany. In 2016, her documentary film SEWOL about the parents of the victims of the Sewol boat disaster came to the cinemas in Germany.