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Tammy Chu was born in Seoul, Korea and was adopted by a U.S. family along with her twin sister. She graduated with a B.S. in Cinema and Photography from Ithace College. She wrote and directed her first documentary, Searching for Go-Hyang, a personal film about reuniting with her birth family. It has been broadcast on PBS, Korean TV (EBS), and screened at film festivals internationally. She also worked as an Associate Producer on Behind Forgotten Eyes.

Tammy has been living in Korea for the past several years working as an independent filmmaker and is a member of the film collective Nameless Films.

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(Movie, 2009)
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    Tammy Chu was adopted by an American family at the age of nine and raised in rural New York state. She never saw another Korean until she went to college. "I remember what my birth parents looked like, but I forgot how to speak Korean and memories of Korean culture also disappeared from my mind", she recalls. Chu became a documentary film director and came back to Korea in 1998 for a project. "When I came to Seoul, it felt strange yet familiar and uncomfortable yet comfortable".,...More
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