Film will be in English with Korean subtitles.

  • 6:00 Reception
  • 6:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks by GPB, CKA, KAC-Metro Atlanta and POV-PBS
  • 6:45 Film
  • 8:15 Discussion with Director & Producer So Yun Um & CKA Executive Director Abraham Kim

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About Liquor Store Dreams

Two Korean American children of liquor store owners reconcile their own dreams with those of their immigrant parents. They confront the complex legacies of LA's racial landscape, including the 1991 murder of Latasha Harlins and the 1992 uprisings sparked by the police beating of Rodney King, while engaged in current struggles for social and economic justice. Co-presented with The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

About the Council of Korean Americans

The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is a national nonprofit organization. Our mission is to advance the national voice and influence of the Korean American community.

CKA is building a national movement. In 2011, we began as an all-volunteer group of Korean American leaders in San Francisco, Washington DC, and Los Angeles who wanted to build a national organization to strengthen the voice, visibility, and influence of our community. Over the years, this core group grew into a network that expanded across the United States.

Today, CKA is a vibrant national membership community connecting and aligning Korean American executives and trailblazers in multiple sectors. Our members represent a wide range of industries — from law and finance, to medicine and academia, to the arts and media.

As a movement, CKA’s aim is to transform our community and the national culture around how Korean Americans are viewed. We are not outsiders and not just followers, but active contributors, shapers, and leaders in the United States.

About the Korean American Coalition - Metro Atlanta

Korean American Coalition Metro Atlanta (KAC Metro Atlanta) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan community advocacy organization committed to serving and enhancing the Korean American community in Georgia. Our mission is to educate, empower, and encourage participation in civic affairs through partnerships among community members. We promote Korean and Asian American heritages by offering diverse opportunities for cultural awareness, community involvement, networking, and service. Advocating for the Korean American community, promoting civil and civic rights, and serving as an informational resource and referral hub are integral parts of our initiatives. We maintain robust networks of communication and cooperation with other Korean American organizations as well as those representing various racial and ethnic communities. Additionally, we organize and implement programs aimed at fostering active engagement of Korean Americans in both the community and civic affairs. 

About POV

POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 500 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.