The documentary can be seen at THIS LINK
You MUST be on a PC, as none of the streaming Korean programs like Macs…
Before watching, you must take the following steps . (sorry it’s so involved)
- at the above link page, click on this button that looks like this: (to the right of the image and episode title)
- run the little media interface program after it downloads
- a pop-up window will appear.
- click “I agree” to the two terms of service areas, and then click on “foreigner in overseas” or “foreigner in domestic.”
- fill out all of the information they ask of you
which is the watch for free button.
Unfortunately, I can’t watch it because I clicked on “foreigner in domestic” and when it got to my email address, gmail was not an option for me, so I have to figure out how to get a Korean email address, if that’s possible. I tried to change to “foreigner in overseas” but it knew my dns was in Korea…Also, my version of Windows on my Mac Parallels does not have the Korean language pack installed, and my OS CD is in America…
SBS will be sending me the CD in about a week, so I can send friends and family a hard copy upon request. The show will be transcribed and subtitled in English within two months for the adoptee community.
I was somewhat ambivalent about my portrayal, but people here assure me that the show was presented in exactly the best way for Korea to empathize and understand how international adoption violates our basic civil rights.
The machine translation of the text on that link page indicates that they did portray the problem with intelligence and sensitivity so I look forward to reading the transcribed subtitles.
Stick with it trying to register and log on! It took me several tries to figure it out…
ADDED: if the little media program you downloaded loads correctly, THAT is what shows up as a pop-up. If the instructions during the loading process show Korean on the buttons, know that (N) stands for “nae,” which means yes, and the button with the (A) stands for “annio,” which means no, and keep hitting whatever choice is highlighted after that. When you are finished, there will be a little media player on your desktop.
As for the rest of the registration process, it will open in a new window that looks the same as the blue button. If anyone is able to make it through and actually log on, please share it with another frustrated foreigner friend or family of mine! Thanks!
Or wait until next month when and if I can get the English translated version…