One Maryland One Book: Families of the World – Korea

Date(s) - September 24, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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From Somerset County Library and inspired by this year’s One Maryland One Book, The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See:

Join us for a viewing and discussion of this 1975 documentary on a day in the life of a 12-year-old Korean girl, learning to dive as a haenyeo on the island of Jeju. Haenyeo divers are able to dive 30–50 feet with no breathing apparatus, holding their breaths for 2–3 minutes. From 30,000 divers in the 1970s, there are only an estimated 5,000 of them today, most over the age of 50.

Visit or email Gabe Stuckey at for more information.


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