Friday, 10.03.2017, at 8pm
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, she uses the stories of the first generation, the foreign adolescents and the second generation to deal with the themes of “homeland, strangeness and identity” in a majority society.
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, she had a documentary film SEWOL about the parents of the victims of the Sewol boat disaster in Germany.
With the support of / Gefördert durch den Aktionsfonds des QM Soldiner Strasse im Rahmen des Programms Zukunftsinitiative Stadtteil Teilprogramm Soziale Stadt – Investition in die Zukunft.
Photo: © Kim Sperling