Trailer for Korean-American summer camp movie Seoul Searching released

A preview video released today gives a first glimpse of the set-in-1986 independent movie Seoul Searching, a coming-of-age story about a group of Korean-American teenagers returning to their motherland to attend a summer camp.

The film is based on the experience director Benson Lee (Battle of the Year, Planet B-Boy) had attending a similar camp in the 1980s. The official description from IMDB:

During the 1980s, the Korean government created a special summer camp for ‘gyopo’ or foreign born teenagers where they could spend their summer in Seoul to learn about their motherland. While the intentions of the program were honorable, the activities of the teens were not. The program was eventually cancelled after a few years because the government simply could not control the youth. Seoul Searching is a teen comedy and coming of age film, based on a true story about one of the summer camps that took place in 1986.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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