Natasha's Story

ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark.Posts: 21,332Administrators moderator
edited July 4, 2008 in The Big Picture
This is a bit long but worth a watch.

Photographer Rick Smolan visited Korea on assignment for Time Magazine in the late 70's. His assignment was to photograph Amerasian children in Korea.
What happened is an amazing story. It is the story of one child adopted by an American couple from Atlanta.

Story
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  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbPosts: 1,508Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 4, 2008
    Amazing story indeed.

    Cuong
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  • LlywellynLlywellyn Temperamental Irishwoman Mountain View, CAPosts: 3,186Registered Users, Retired Mod
    edited July 4, 2008
    That was simply amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.
  • Jane B.Jane B. Major grins Posts: 373Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 4, 2008
    I looked just in case but, like so much viedo on the web, it has no setting for viewing captions ( doubt there were even any created). Thus, it is inaccessable (sp?) to those of us with enough of a hearing problem to not be able to understand voice.

    Jane B.
  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,468Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 4, 2008
    Awesome story! thumb.gifthumb

    I can't believe that he took the time to make the shot coming down the stairwell filled with smoke. 9496500-Ti.gifwow That takes some kind of dedication.
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  • saltydogsaltydog Mona Lisa Smile Posts: 350Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 4, 2008
    Charming story, but I have to say that I found it somewhat self-serving and lacking in depth.

    Photojournalist rescues Korean-American girl doomed to life in misery, hmmm.

    I have to say, I liked the girl who took it upon herself to assign older kids to care for the little ones at the Korean orphanage a lot better than the generic beauty pageant contestant and cheerleader headed for marriage she became later on.

    She is smiling in every photograph Rick Smolan presented. Nobody can tell me that a little girl which suddenly is yanked from all that is familiar to her by virtual strangers, brought to a country where she doesn't speak the language and doesn't understand the culture would display nothing but exuberance at the sight of photographs of her new "relatives".

    I myself certainly would have liked to hear a more in-depth story about her adjustment, her sense of identity, and her changing relationship towards her country of birth as she grew older.

    But that's just me, the eternal skeptic mwink.gif.

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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,332Administrators moderator
    edited July 4, 2008
    saltydog wrote:
    I myself certainly would have liked to hear a more in-depth story about her adjustment, her sense of identity, and her changing relationship towards her country of birth as she grew older.

    There are 30 plus years between the start of the story and today (well, 2007 at least.). And I'm certain that not all was as rosy as the few minutes we have seen in this short film. There are references to the difficulty of growing up though they are not dwelt on.

    Jane, I tried googling around for a captioned version of this. I don't see one. It would be great to see more attention to CC for YouTube and other video formats on the web. I don't know if software like Dragon Naturallyspeaking would help at all--it isn't the same as CC because it cannot distinguish between speakers but it might be something to look at.
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