Filmmaker Yang Yonghi is a second-generation Korean resident of Japan. Her internationally acclaimed films have focused on her family, torn between Japan and North Korea. Her parents, activists in a pro-North association of Korean residents of Japan, sent Yonghi's three brothers to live in North Korea when they were still in their teens. During the decades of separation that followed, Yonghi has used her films to explore conflicted feelings about her family. Her search for identity continues, striking a tenuous balance of love, politics and history.
Winning an award at a South Korean film festival
Yonghi, age 6, as her brothers depart for North Korea
Yonghi discusses the fraught history of her family