Synopsis: Cheongju, South Korea 1977. A young struggling mother leaves her son with relatives while she looks for work. When she returns, her baby is gone—taken away for adoption. South Dakota, USA 2005. A single father seeks medical records for his young daughter. His journey leads him to the place of his birth, South Korea. On national TV he meets the mother he lost almost 30 years before. Resilience is an award-winning documentary that takes a look at a side of adoption rarely told: what happens after the reunion. As strangers, Myungja and Brent discover what it means to be mother and son. Without a common language or culture, they attempt to mend the broken bond and become a family again.