Korean War and its afterlives at this year’s Reel Asian Film Festival

Janice C.H. Kim (History) will be at the AGO Jackman Hall, Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm, to serve as discussant following screenings of three documentaries concerning the Korean War and its afterlives at this year’s Reel Asian Film Festival.

Daniel Yong | Canada 2014 | 18:30 |English, Korean with English Subtitles

Leftover follows the daily life of a North Korean family struggling to come to terms with the memories of their past. The protagonists act as themselves within a fictional narrative, exploring issues of shifting identities, cultural and intergenerational conflicts, and family.

Choongshim, Soso
Kim Jung-in | South Korea 2012 | 30:00 | Korean, Mandarin with English subtitles

The subtle yet suspenseful cinematography of Choongshim, Soso grasps the harsh reality of illegal North Korean immigrants in Dandong, China, a neighbouring city of Shinuiju, North Korea. With danger at every turn, the protagonist perseveres with resilience and determination to seek refuge.

Memory of Forgotten War
Deann Borshay Liem, Ramsay Liem | USA 2013 | 38:00 | English, Korean with English subtitles

Memory of Forgotten War tells a remarkably touching story of long lost siblings reuniting in North Korea after several decades of separation, since the 38th parallel division. With rare archival footage of the Korean War, this moving story gives a comprehensive and insightful historical understanding into Korean War that continues to sever the country.

Further details can be found here: http://www.reelasian.com/festival-events/reaching-beyond-the-38th-parallel/

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