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I enjoy gardening and films. I have appeared in several local short films.
Published February 5th 2021
A moving film about resilience and family being together
A Korean American family move to Arkansas from California to start a better life for themselves. The family face many problems, the main one being their little boy has a heart problem but the father insists they start a farm growing Korean food as their only chance of getting by.
Later the grandmother comes from Korea to help look after the children while the wife works desexing chicks as her husband tries to grow his crops.
There are some comic moments after the grandmother has arrived who appears not to be a typical Asian grandmother to her grandchildren. But while the husband and wife continue to argue about what sort of life they now have, disaster strikes them several times.
But in the end, they learn that family is still the most important thing in life.
In Korean with subtitles and English, this film is about resilience and about their daily lives as well as the great American dream though this is secondary to the story.
This film was written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, being a very personal film loosely based on his own upbringing. There is genuine emotional power and the universal story of how immigrants in a new land face their experiences.
The title means water dropwort, which is a perennial herb.
This moving film is dedicated to all the grandmothers in the world.