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aka DAN: A Korean Adoptee Documentary Project

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Daniel Matthews

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Performing artist and Korean American adoptee journeys to Korea to perform and also meet his biological family for the first time.
Backers: 556
Average Pledge Per Backer: $62

Funded: $34,456 of $25,000
Dates: Jul 25th -> Aug 27th (34 days)
Project By: Daniel Matthews
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Latest News

So Thankful Right Now. WE DID IT!

August 21st - via:
I'm proud to announce that with 6 days left, we've already surpassed our goal! Thank you to EVERYONE who has supported! Whether you shared, donated, or even took time to look and talk to a friend about this project you helped us, and for that we are... (Read More)

National Public Radio piece + Final Week of Fundraising!

August 19th - via:
Hello supporters! In case you missed it, we wanted to share with you a great piece on PRI's "The World" on National Public Radio (NPR). The interview was live in-studio with Dan Matthews himself, and it was broadcast nationwide. We saw a spike in... (Read More)

Back from Korea!

August 15th - via:
Hello everyone I'm excited to share that the team (minus producer Eugene) is back from Korea. We're all extremely jet legged and tired, but still feel amazing to be back. I already miss being out there, but am excited to be back to share all the... (Read More)

Arirang TV's "Korea Today" news story on Dan

August 9th - via:
Hello supporters! We just wanted to share this great piece Arirang TV in Korea did on Dan and this project.  Thank you once again for your support, we couldn't do it without you. Please share with your friends! -Eugene  (Read More)

Korea Update #4 - Photos and More

August 7th - via:
Howdy! Thanks again to all the previous funders and a big "thanks" to all the new ones! We're just under $12,000 of our $25,000 goal with 19 days left! Still have quite a bit to go - so please continue to help us get out the word and feel free to... (Read More)

Just arrived at island I was born!

August 5th - via:
We just arrived to the island i was born on, Geoji, right next to Pusan. It's about 4 hours away from Seoul. We're about to visit the home of my biological family for the first time, so actively anticipating that! Will share some photos in next... (Read More)

Foster mother

August 2nd - via:
Dan Matthews with his foster mother. She took care of him for 6 months before being adopted by the Matthews family. Dan was born premature and was very sickly, but this woman nursed him back to health. Can't give away too much more about this... (Read More)

In Korea!

July 28th - via:
To everyone that's been following this story, i wanted to send a big thank you. I can't convey how grateful i am for everyone's support - it's been very overwhelming the nice comments and messages i've received.  I'm in korea now, we arrived safely.... (Read More)

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