Housing and the reproduction of poverty | Documentary screening and discussion with professor/director Eun Cho
Zoom ID: 226 478 3810
This event is open to the public.
2:45-4:10pm: Screening of “A Nice Place”
4:15-5:15pm: Discussion with director Eun Cho
Discussants: Hyun Jeong Ha, assistant professor of sociology; Mengqi Wang, assistant professor of cultural anthropology.
About “A Nice Place” – This documentary film records 22 years of ethnographic research by the director. Starting from 1986, director Cho and her research team have closely followed a family of Grandma Jung in Seoul, South Korea. Through a close follow-up of her family over three generations, from forced eviction from their old settlements to their new government subsidized apartment, this film shows how poverty is reproduced over generations. This award-winning documentary speaks to a wide range of social problems across the world including urban development, forced eviction and destruction of settlements, gendered poverty, classed educational experience, job insecurity, and differences in language habitus by social class.
About the director – Eun Cho is an ethnographer who taught in the Department of Sociology at Dongguk University, South Korea, for almost 30 years. She is currently a professor emeritus. Cho produced an updated version of her documentary in 2020 based on the same ethnographic research.
This event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Contemporary China and the Office of Undergraduate Studies.