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A Jewish raised Korean adoptee from Manhattan undertakes a profound journey in hopes of discovering his birth family in Seoul.

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Mikyung Kim ...
Herself - Jason's girlfriend
Anthony Hoffmann ...
Himself - Jason's father
Nadine Hoffmann ...
Herself - Jason's mother
Jennie Dunn ...
Herself - Adoption Consultant, Spence-Chapin Services
Shin Hye Kang ...
Herself - Post Adoption Coordinator, Social Welfare Society
Becky Hodges ...
Herself - Jason's friend
Steven Branch ...
Himself - Jason's friend
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Jason never expected to look back at his complicated and hidden family history rooted in South Korea. Even though he had been adopted from Korea two decades earlier, Jason identified with being a true New Yorker. Having grown up in the liberal background of Greenwich Village to Jewish parents, Jason barely expressed any interest in his Korean heritage. He was perfectly fulfilled with the American life that had been chosen for him. But as he grew into a young adult, he inherently became more curious about his roots. In the documentary GOING HOME, Jason finally summons up the courage to initiate contact with his birth mother, and during the search inadvertently discovers that neither his birth father nor older birth sister knows that he exists. Without knowing whether face-to-face meetings are even possible, Jason takes a risk and sets out on an epic journey halfway around the world. Once in Seoul, Jason excitedly learns that his mother wishes to meet him. But when his mother suddenly ... Written by ThirdCat Productions

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