Generational: (l-r) Danny Choi and his father Youn Suk Choi, with Sunny Chang and Seok Jae Chang.Aussie Chuk-gu Dream is more than just a football film, despite what the title may suggest.
The documentary features two young Australian-Korean football players: Blacktown City FC’s Danny Choi, 21, and Sydney United 58 FC’s Sunny Chang, 16.
Both Choi and Chang show promising futures and dream of pursing professional football – or ‘chuk-gu’ as Koreans fondly call the sport.
But their story highlights how their passion for the world game is bridging the cultural differences between Australians and Koreans today.
As Dr Yung Jai You, of the Korean Football Association in Australia, aptly says in the film: “Immigrants and Korean football. These two things are inseparable”.
The documentary, which premiered at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres on October 11 as part of the inaugural Football Film Festival, further delves into the sacrifices of first generation Australian-Korean immigrants and the current struggles faced by the second generation.
From overcoming language barriers to resettlement in a foreign country, the film gives a raw account on some of the pain which Choi and Chang’s parents endured when they first came to Australia.
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