This year is the 30th anniversary of the Gwangju Democratization Movement. Though the country commemorates the event as the official historical records, it does not include any 'real' accoun... More
Festival delivers documentaries to living rooms in Korea 2011/08/18, Source, What makes the festival special is you never have to worry about sharing your armrest with a stranger.
The 8th EBS International Documentary Festival opens today with 51 films from 29 countries. The program includes, clockwise from top left, "The Green Wave", "Last Train Home" and "Boy Cheerleaders". Provided by the festival
We live in a world where fiction often trumps fact, especially in the world of film. But for film fans who believe facts are stronger than fiction, it's documentaries that delight.
This month, the 8th EBS International Documentary Festival will provide a feast of 51 documentaries from 29 countries. What makes the festival special is that you don't have to leave home to attend or worry about sharing your armrest with a stranger. During the seven-day festival period, EBS, or Educational Broadcasting System, broadcasts eight hours of documentary film per day. In addition, some of the films on the festival schedule will be screened at three theaters in Seoul,...More
This year is the 30th anniversary of the Gwangju Democratization Movement. Though the country commemorates the event as the official historical records, it does not include any 'real' accounts of the people who experienced it firsthand. The students who were part of the movement; the female vendors who made rice balls for the students; the female high school students cooked at the government building; now, past their middle age, they live as ordinary citizens in Gwangju city. How is the event remembered by these people? The memories of the event are not a forgotten past but still reside even till today. On the one hand the film re-enacts the resistance and on the other hand it portrays the past and present of the people, through interviews, who partook in the movement. It unravels the official history through private memories and again through collective memories. The film conveys the paradox of people's fading memory of the event while telling the tale remembered by history. This film is a journey, created in an effort to remember the people who survived this historical event. (HONG Hyosook)
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