Based on a true story, "Silenced" ("The Crucible") has captivated the mind and hearts of Koreans and has taken the country by storm.
""The Crucible" has had an extraordinary impact"
-The New York Times: READ HERE
"Unsettling, "The Crucible" Revisits School Horror"
"Nothing short of earth-shaking"
- The Economist: READ HERE
REUTERS: READ HERE
JEZEBEL: READ HERE
Official English-language Website:
This is a true account of what took place inside a school for the deaf in South Korea, where the principal and some teachers repeatedly sexually molested and abused several hearing impaired children. The film is ultimately an indictment of society as a whole, shining a light on the dehumanization of the disabled, and the inadequate protections of justice for society's most vulnerable members.
Kang In-Ho (Gong Yoo) is a newly appointed teacher at a school for the hearing-impaired in Mujin city. On the first day, In-Ho meets the school's principal and director of administration; They are identical twins. Facing various financial pressures, he pays his way into landing a job at the school by bribing the principal and his twin brother.
While teaching the hearing-impaired students, In-Ho feels a strange presence as the kids seem to be distraught and paranoid which is shown in their behavior. Slowly, In-Ho begins to uncover the truth behind this strange behavior as the kids are constantly abused and mistreated by some of the faculty members. In-Ho reaches out to Yoo-Jin, a lady from the human rights center who he had met before beginning work to help investigate. Soon, In-Ho and Yoo-Jin discover unfathomable actions committed by some of the school's faculty members and led by the principal. Both In-Ho and Yoo-Jin begin the fight in exposing the horrible crimes of said faculty members and take matters to court. Meanwhile, In-Ho feels his own pressures to stay silent as his job is hanging by a thin thread of bribery.BREAK THE SILENCE
TIMELESS BRAND - Charity Tee
By purchasing the "Break the Silence" charity tee on timelessbrand.net, you can contribute in funding the hearing impaired children who were directly affected by the actual Inhwa case, as portrayed in "Silenced" ("The Crucible").
This shirt has been uniquely designed by the Timeless Brand team to raise awareness of the crimes that were veiled and for the children who are in need of support.
All profits will be donated to the Holder Center in South Korea.
For more information visit
HOLDER CENTER (South Korea)
SILENCED Donation Receiver: Holder Center (홀더 지역 아동 센터)
About the Center:
Holder Center has been providing shelter for the actual victims of "Silenced" ("The Crucible") since the initial Inhwa incident in 2006 (hence the "holder2006" in its official URL). The donation proceeds will be used to provide for these victims from buying clothes and everyday essentials for the children, educating Center students on general hygiene and sexual education to coordinating group activities, such as trips to museums and ski resorts. Additionally, the Center has previously combined efforts with the adapted novel author Gong Ji-young and few other Korean celebrities to sponsor "Joyful Dogani" (행복의 도가니) Benefit Concert in May 2011.
For more details on the status of the charity drive and how the donation proceeds will be spent, please visit the Center's official website (http://cafe.daum.net/holder2006)
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