On February 22nd, the POV Engage team along with filmmaker So Yun Um, Council of Korean Americans (CKA), the Korean American Coalition–Metro Atlanta chapter, and Georgia Public Broadcasting collaborated to produce a community screening and discussion for POV Season 36 film, Liquor Store Dreams

Liquor Store Dreams is a film that explores the journey of two Korean American children of liquor store owners as they reconcile their own dreams with those of their immigrant parents. 

We hosted an intergenerational audience of nearly 75 people at the Georgia Public Broadcasting building in Midtown Atlanta where the film event was held. After the film screening, Liquor Store Dreams director So Yun Um and CKA executive director Dr. Abraham Kim had an expansive conversation discussing the approach to So’s intimate storytelling, the care in building bridges across generations and between Asian-Americans and Black communities. Both local and national resources were shared with attendees including the recent survey led by the Pew Research Center that shares how discrimination experiences shape the lives of most Asian Americans. Since the event, there have been two articles published in Korean publications- one in the Korea Daily and the other by Faith 4

Check out photos of the event on CKA's Flickr account here (photos by Rojan Maharjan).