‘Olelo airs life on the plantation for Koreans
A series about second-generation Koreans in Hawaii will begin screening at 5 p.m. tomorrow on 'Olelo.
The series is based on writer Gary Pak's research project "Preserving the Oral Histories of Second-Generation Koreans in Hawaii."
Each of the hourlong shows, one episode each month, will give an oral history through a single person's eyes or a collected view of a single family.
The series begins with "Plantation Children: Second-Generation Koreans in Hawai'i." In it, Pak, director of creative writing for the University of Hawaii at Manoa's English Department, interviews his mother, Etta Chung Hee Young Pak.
Programs will air at 5 p.m. The first episode will repeat on May 2 and 9. Episode 2 will air on May 16 (repeats on May 23 and 30), and the third episode on June 6 (repeating on June 13, 20 and 27).
At least 12 episodes are expected to air.
COURTESY OF GARY PAK
"Plantation Children: Second-Generation Koreans in Hawai'i" debuts at 5 p.m. tomorrow on 'Olelo 53. In the first episode, Etta Chung Hee Young Pak, pictured second from left in a 1924 photo taken at Kunia Plantation, talks about her childhood on the plantation with her family, Stella Chung Suk Young (married name Hahn), left, mother Lim Ok Soon, Larry Chung Kuk Young, Robert Pok Kuk Young and father Young Eung Whan.