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Korea Peace Multi-media

Multimedia Resources 

FILMS 

Camp Arirang (1996). A documentary film directed by Diana S. Lee and Grace Yoonkyung Lee. Center for Asian America Media (formerly National Asian American Telecommunications Association)/Third World Newsreel.

Crash Landing on You (2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy-drama television series that depicts North Korean society and inter-Korean relations.

Crossings www.mufilms.org/films/crossings/#.WjBPFq3My3Y

In CROSSINGS, a determined group of internationally renowned women peacemakers will attempt the impossible: crossing the demilitarized zone (DMZ) from North to South Korea, calling for peace on the Korean peninsula. The film will follow key women leaders from twelve countries, including two Nobel peace laureates, on this historic journey as they face political and social obstacles, mixed public opinion, fear, and red-baiting. Through their journey, Crossings will tell a story of global resonance about a divided nation and explore enduring questions about war’s legacies and women’s role in resolving the world’s most intractable conflicts.

Gureombi, the Window is Blowing (2014). A documentary film directed by Sung Bong Cho.

Homes Apart: Korea (1991). A documentary film directed by JT Takagi and Christine Choy. Third World Newsreel.

In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (2010). A documentary film directed by Deanne Borshay Liem. New Day Films.

Joint Security Area 공동경비구역 (2000) A full-length South Korean movie that tells the story of the friendship that develops between South Korean soldiers and North Korean soldiers who patrol the Joint Security Area–the only portion of the Korean Demilitarized Zone where North and South Korean forces stand face-to-face. When the two North Korean soldiers end up dying, a group of investigators from the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission examine the incident to find the perpetrators.  

Legacies of the Korean War 한국전쟁의 유산 Legacies of the Korean War | Mu Films

Korean Americans recall the “Forgotten War” The Korean War has left a hidden legacy in the United States: the memories and experiences of Korean American survivors of the Korean War, their descendants, and other members of the war-formed Korean diaspora. An excellent resource if you are interested in learning about what it is like to live with legacies of the unfinished Korean War. Includes short films, video and audio excerpts, a Korean War timeline, scholar essays and more.

Memory of Forgotten War (2013) is a 37-minute documentary film that conveys the human costs of the Korean War through the storytelling of four Korean Americans who survived the Korean War but whose families were separated by the division. Directed by Deanne Borshay Liem and Ramsey Liem. Mu Films and Channing and Popai Liem Educational Foundation.
Memory of Forgotten War | Mu Films

North Korea: Beyond the DMZ (2003). A documentary film directed by JT Takagi and Hyue-Jung Park. Third World Newsreel.  

People Are the Sky사람이 하늘이다(2014). A documentary film written, directed, and produced by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson. Running Time: 94 Minutes. In English and Korean with English Subtitles. Distributor: Women Make Movies
People Are the Sky is a film that documents the film maker’s personal journey to North Korea, the place of her birth that she left in 1945. Kim weaves her own personal story as a native born in the part of Korea which is now a part of North Korea with the fractious history of the North/South division and pinpoints the roots of North Koreans’ hatred of the United States, giving Americans a much better understanding of the conflict.

Secret State of North Korea (2017) is a PBS documentary on people in North Korea.

pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/secret-state-of-north-korea/

Still Present Pasts Travelling Exhibition: http://stillpresentpasts.org copyright belongs to Mu Films

It explores the Korean War via oral history, visual and performing arts, and history. To get a sense of what this exhibit is all about, watch a video clip entitled ‘The Art of Remembering: Evoking Memories and Legacies of the Korean War.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYHPKZh766w

Tae Guk Gi – The Brotherhood of War 태극기 휘날리며 (2004) is a South Korean film which tells the tragic story of two brothers who are forcibly drafted into the South Korean army at the outbreak of the Korean War.

The Front Line (2011) is a South Korean film which gives a very realistic and tragic depiction of the Korean War and the story of the people who had to fight the final battle that would determine the border between the two Koreas.

Welcome to Dongmakgol 웰컴투 동막골 (2005) is a South Korean war comedy-drama film. The story is set in Korea during the Korean War in 1950. Soldiers from both North Korea and South Korea, as well as an American pilot, find themselves in a secluded village, its residents largely unaware of the outside world, including the war. 

VIDEOS

Korea Peace Now! Videos

Videos Archives – Korea Peace Now! 

Videos on people’s struggle against the militarization of the Jeju island

youtube.com/watch?v=EaYDFXke2U8

youtube.com/watch?v=rt0FCwjzOaQ

savejejunow.org/ 

Video clips of the reunions of separated families on Youtube 

“We start with the second round of reunions for families separated by the Korean War.

And it has been another emotionally-charged day at the Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea as families torn apart by the Korean War are seeing each other again for the first time in well over six decades,”Oct 24, 2015 

Women Cross DMZ video resources

youtube.com/channel/UCz-XEYEbQZbigBvFzgL5zPw/videos