MOCAFilms presents Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and into the World with Glenn Morey

Tue, Oct 1, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm



Tickets are $15 and include film screening, wine and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!


The short film “Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World” relates the first-person memories and experiences of nine adult inter-country adoptees born in South Korea as they recall their families of origin, their relinquishment to orphanages, and their adoptions and lives abroad. Filmed in New York City, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Melbourne, this short documentary film is part of a large-scale, six year project encompassing 100 stories, seven countries, six languages, and 16 cities—available to view online here. Glenn Morey, producer and co-director, will introduce the film and take part in a Q&A afterward.


The Side by Side project is currently being shown as a 12-channel immersive video art exhibition at Waterfall Mansion & Gallery in New York. The exhibition will run until October 5. Learn more about the project and how you can visit the exhibition here.


Glenn and Julie Morey are a husband/wife filmmaking team, based in Denver, Colorado, USA. Glenn (AKA Kim Kang) was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1960. He was abandoned days after birth, taken to Seoul City Hall, then to a Holt orphanage, and adopted at the age of 6 months to the US. Side by Side has been featured as a New York Times Op-Doc and on NPR’s Morning Edition on WNYC, and is an official selection of numerous film festivals across the US, including the Gold award for Best Documentary Short in the 2018 Social Justice Film Festival.