divided families film fundraising benefit

I recently learned about Divided Families, a documentary film that chronicles families that were divided against their will after the Korean War. The producers are currently in pre-production, and are trying to raise support for the film. They're holding a fundraising benefit auction event tomorrow night, Thursday, June 25 at Circle Nightclub in New York.

Your tax-deductible admission ticket will include an open bar, live and silent auction, music, and an introduction to the Divided Families Film. The auction features exciting items including a dress by renowned designer Doo-Ri Chung, spa and salon certificates at some of New York's top establishments, jewelry from local boutiques, custom painted sneakers, and much more. Details:
NYC Benefit

Event Program:
Open Bar, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Live Auction, 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Divided Families Presentation, 9:00 - 9:30 pm
Silent Auction bids close at 10:00 pm

Advance tickets on sale for $25 ($30 at the door).

About the film


There are an estimated 100,000 first generation Korean Americans with immediate family members in North Korea. During the division of Korea and the Korean War, hundreds of thousands of families have been left divided for over half a century. Every day that passes, more divided family members pass away without the reunion for which they yearn. In the next 10-15 years, the stories of the divided family members will be lost forever. Therefore, this project has a threefold goal:

1. Document the story of first generation divided family members.
2. Raise awareness in our communities.
3. Mobilize support for formal mechanisms of family reunions between Korean Americans and North Koreans.

We need your help to preserve this history, raise awareness, and give hope to these divided family members.
Fundraising ain't easy. This sounds like a pretty cool way to make some movie cash, as well as spread awareness about the film. If you can't make it to the event, but you're still interested in supporting Divided Families, donations can be made here. To learn more about the documentary, visit thed Divided Families website here.

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