“A Brand New Life”. We only see her in the orphanage, but adoption is lingering in the air. Only place i could find it either free or to buy is on youtube. Versions with and without English subtitles below.
Published in 2009, this was the most ambitious research into self-identity of Korean adoptees at the time. The basic structure is Korean adoptees into white families vs white adoptees into white families, which provides a good comparison and also some limitations. Read it here.
Old interview with Jane Jeong Trenka. My favorite quote: BTW: Do you think there is an Asian American aesthetic? JT: Are you trying to get Frank Chin to kick my ass? Read the whole thing.