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Mother's Embrace

Mother’s Embrace is a documentary about unwed mothers in Korea. Whether it is by choice or circumstance, a large number of women in Korea are raising children on their own. Though conditions have been improving in recent years, single mothers in Korea continue to face significant discrimination in society, and often face severe economic struggles. The Korean Unwed Mothers Families’ Association, or KUMFA, was founded to provide support and assistance to unwed mothers and their children all across the country through events and lectures for the mothers, and various fundraising activities.

  • Jae Wook Kim
  • Jae Wook Kim
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 22 seconds
  • Language:
    English, Korean
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Jae Wook Kim

Jae Wook Kim is currently a senior at Yongsan International School of Seoul in Korea. He has always had an interest in social issues and neglected members of society, but became interested in the topic of unwed mothers in recent years. He has been volunteering with the Korean Unwed Mothers Families’ Association to interact with and provide assistance to mothers in need. After learning about the struggles that these mothers and their children face day after day, Jae Wook became inspired to share their stories, raise awareness, and encourage acceptance for everyone in our society.

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