Back in February, the production team for "A Resistance" produced a short informational video of Korean revolutionary leader Yu Gwan-sun, who led pro-independence protests from a Japanese prison and died for her efforts. On April 1st, a new version of the video was released with English subtitles added in.
The video consists of footage from the movie interspersed with historical documentation and explanation about who Yu Gwan-sun was. The focus is on the latter, as even Koreans are not necessarily all that familiar with the real person and her backstory.
The video is also helpful background on the street protests which spurred the mass arrests which led to the events of the film. Among other things historical documentation explains the wide scope of the protests and how even gisaeng participated.
The narrator of the video, Ahn Hyeon-mo, was not paid for his efforts. In a statement, he said that he was happy just to tell people about Korea's liberation history, and was hopeful that the English-subtitled version would also provide useful context for foreigners.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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