Gary Pak, director of creative writing at UH MÃ„Ânoa and a member of Center for Korean Studies faculty, will give a talk titled “Plantation Children: Broadcasting Histories of Second-Generation Koreans in Hawai’i” on Thursday, November 16, 2006, from 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m., at the Center for Biographical Research, in Henke Hall 325, 1800 East-West Road.
Gary Pak is probably best known as the author of novels (A Ricepaper Airplane, Children of a Firebird), short stories (The Watcher of Waipuna and Other Stories, A House of Mirrors, Language of the Geckos and Other Stories), and plays (Beyond the Falls). Several years ago he became interested in preserving the stories of the children of Korean immigrants to Hawai’i and began videotaping oral histories of members of this second generation community. With support from the UH Center for Korean Studies, the University Research Council of the University of Hawai’i at MÃ„Ânoa, and the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities, he produced, directed, and edited Plantation Children: Second-Generation Koreans in Hawai’i, a documentary series that began airing on ‘Olelo Community Television NATV Channel 53 in the spring of 2006. He will discuss some of the particular challenges involved in bringing this project to the screen.
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