Directed by Dong B. Kim (김동빈)65min | Release date in South Korea : 2016/04/14
According to surveys, 95% of Korean middle and high school students believe tragedies like the sinking of Sewol ferry can occur to them as well. 50% of teenagers feel that Korean society is not safe. Yet, we repeat the same mistakes and accidents. 388 were injured in a subway crash only two weeks after the Sewol tragedy. Fan collapsed and 16 people were killed. There was a 106-car crash on a bridge. Truth of the Sewol ferry tragedy has not been uncovered yet politicians argue whether to recover the remains of the ferry or not. What are we doing in reality?
Upside Down uncovers the inner problems of the Korean society with Sewol tragedy. Korean society has developed a system where people are not valued. To where would this lead? Movie narrates the story with four fathers who lost their children in Sewol ferry. Interviewed based documentary hosts 19 professionals in respective fields and point out the long practiced ironies within the society. What should we change and why should we change now? Upside Down suggest the future path where people are valued and what we should strive for.
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