The documentary, titled UH Center for Korean Studies Embraces the World, features the background of the founding, history, and achievements of the Center for Korean Studies, and it looks forward to the Center’s prospective missions in the future. Since its founding in 1972, the Center has been at the heart of the development of Korean studies throughout the world and has, at the same time, maintained close ties with the Korean community in Hawaii.
The film was directed by Sang-jun Hyun and Byong-uk Kim. It will be televised on KBFD-TV at 9:30 p.m. on October 4, 2009, as part of a special program to celebrate ch’usok.
The award will be presented during a ceremony at KBS headquarters in Seoul on November 3. The award ceremony will be attended by KBFD officials and Prof. Edward J. Shultz, interim dean of the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies and a former director of the Center for Korean Studies.
KBFD-TV also won first prize in the competition last year with a documentary titled We Call Her Bae Celebrity and in 2000 with the film Arirang of Yang Grandmother.