Saturday Screenings: Dear Pyongyang TBC

A middle-aged Korean man standing with his pre-teen daughter. They are looking directly at the camera.
24 June
National Gallery of Australia (James Fairfax Theatre)
Free, bookings essential
Dir: Yang Yong-hi, TBC, Japan, 2005, 107mins, DCP,

Yang Yong-hi is a second-generation Korean who was born and raised in Japan by parents who dedicated their lives to their home country, North Korea, as leaders of Chōsen Sōren (The General Association of Korean Residents in Japan).

Her three brothers returned to North Korea more than 30 years ago and live in the capital city, Pyongyang, to this day. Filmed over multiple decades in Japan and North Korea, this documentary film follows the struggle between Yang and her father and the process through which they came to accept each other’s different values.

The film features Korean and Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.

Dear Pyongyang is one of two films selected by Haegue Yang to accompany her solo exhibition, Changing From From To From.

The Japanese New Wave film Death by Hanging will screen at the NFSA's Arc Cinema on 26 August. 

Russell Storer (Head Curator, International Art) and Beatrice Thompson (Associate Curator, Asian and Pacific Art) will provide a brief introduction to the film and its connection to ideas in Haegue Yang’s work.  

Saturday Screenings is a free program of film screenings presented in partnership between the National Gallery of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Changing From From To From is on display at the National Gallery from 27 May to 24 September 2023.