Daughters of the cloth [videorecording] / directed, written by Seung-Hyun Yoo ; co-producers, Gui-Ju Kim, Jin-Ha Yoo.

Video/Projected medium
  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish
San Francisco, CA : Center for Asian American Media, [2000?]
1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Summary note
"A portrait of a Korean immigrant family, working in the downtown Los Angeles garment industry. Mr. and Mrs. Bang worked for over 17 years in the business, starting out as sewing laborers and later founding and operating their own sewing contracting company. Now retired, they watch as their three daughters, who decided to strike out on their own, struggle anew. Navigating various levels of the industry--from a retailer at the top, a manufacturer and a contractor in the middle, to workers at the bottom--the Bang daughters search to find their place within a cutthroat apparel business. What unfolds next are the challenges of their small business ownership, family unity, and very survival. In an industry notorious for exploitation of immigrants, Daughters of the cloth offers an in-depth look into an increasingly tangled global economy, reflecting on a local dichotomy through the Bangs' daily struggles"--Container.
  • This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
  • Originally produced as a documentary film in 2000.
Creation/​Production credits
Photographed, edited by Seung-Hyun Yoo.
System details
DVD-R; full screen format; Dolby digital.
Narrated by Seung-Hyun Yoo.
Language note
In English, and Korean and Spanish with English subtitles; closed captioned.
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