* Date : 2014-04-23
2014 marks the 132nd anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the U.S., and the 111th year of Korean immigration to the U.S. Circumstances have changed drastically over the years, resulting in a paradigm shift of how both Korea and Koreans are viewed. Koreans are symbols of diligence and dedication, and Korean popular culture has come into the mainstream of American popular culture for everyone to enjoy. In addition, about 2.7 million Korean-Americans are making great contributions to the American society whilst acting as bridges between the two countries.
Earlier this year, DIRECTV, one of the world's leading satellite-television providers, added Arirang TV to its public interest programming lineup. With that momentum, Arirang TV filmed a special documentary, "The Living Bridges" which highlights the rising status of Korean-Americans and Korean pop culture in mainstream American society. Viewers will learn the efforts of Korean-Americans bridging the gap between the two countries as well as their contributions. "The Living Bridges" provides a sense of hope and pride to all Koreans.
- Producer/Director : Park Jeong-woo