In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 9:00pm

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Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not.

So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the United States in 1966. Told to keep her true identity secret from her new American family, the 8-year-old girl quickly forgot she had ever been anyone else. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, airing Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524), is the search to find the answers, as acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem returns to her native Korea to find her “double,” the mysterious girl whose place she took in America.