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기억의 전쟁A War of Memories

  • Production Country : Republic of Korea
  • Category : 휴먼, 사회·정치, 역사
  • Original Language : 한국어, 베트남어
  • Format : HD
  • Production Status : Production
  • Production Schedule : 04/2015~01/2017
  • Number of Episodes : 90min * 1episodes
Log Line

In the late 1960s, there was a civilian massacre by the South Korean military during the Vietnam War. Now there are survivors who witnessed the genocide, a woman, a man who is visually impaired, and a man who is a hearing-impaired. How would Korea and Vietnam ‘remember’ the war after 40 years?

Synopsis

In central Vietnam, there are people who live on with the memory of the 1968 massacre. Every year in February, incenses are lit to mourn the dead. The survivors still offer a ‘Taihan (Korean military)’ memorial ceremony on the day when all inhabitants of the village were murdered at an instance. In the 1960s, Korea participated in the Vietnam War as an ally of the United States, where they have massacred many civilians. Yet, Korea only remembers the war as a springboard for its following economic growth. Between Vietnam and Korea, between 1968 and 2016, and between the public memory and the private, there lies the memory of state violence. What cannot become ‘history’ belongs to a ‘woman’, a ‘blind’, and a ‘deaf’. There they remain, kindling incense and offering a ritual for the victims. The first thing these ‘survivors’, ‘second generation’, and ‘witnesses’ did when they visited Korea was to embrace the Korean comfort women and to cry together with the bereaved families of the Sewol ferry disaster. The memories of those who have survived still hover around us, failing to become public memories. The memories of war become the war of memories.

Director / Producer
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    LEE-KIL Bo-ra(Director)

    Bora Lee-Kil is a writer and documentary filmmaker who believes that being born to and raised by her deaf parents have given Bo-ra LEE-KIL is a writer and documentary filmmaker who believes that being born to and raised by her deaf parents have given her the best gift of storytelling. Recognizing the limits of South Korea’s education system that solely focuses on college placement tests, Bora dropped out of school at the age of sixteen, and traveled to South East Asia for eight-month-long volunteer work. The experience of the trip inspired her first documentary, Road-Schooler(2008) that also resulted in a book and an essay, 『Road is School』(2009) and 『Road- Schooler』(2009). Following this, she studied documentary making in the School of Film, TV, and Multimedia at the Korea National University of Arts since 2009. Bora’s most recent work, Glittering Hands(2014), an outcome of a two-year-long production, is an award winning documentary based on the stories told by her and her younger brother, who both grew up moving back and forth between two worlds – one in silence and the other of sounds. Bora published a book, 『Glittering Applause』(2009) based on the story. She is currently working on her next project, tentatively titled A War of Memories based on the Vietnam War.her the best gift of storytelling. Recognizing the limits of South Korea’s education system that solely focuses on college placement tests, Bora dropped out of school at the age of sixteen, and traveled to South East Asia for eight-month-long volunteer work. The experience of the trip inspired her first documentary, <Road-Schooler> (2008) that also resulted in a book and an essay, 『Road is School 』(2009) and 『Road- Schooler』(2009). Following this, she studied documentary making in the School of Film, TV, and Multimedia at the Korea National University of Arts since 2009. Bora’s most recent work, <Glittering Hands> (2014), an outcome of a two-year-long production, is an award winning documentary based on the stories told by her and her younger brother, who both grew up moving back and forth between two worlds – one in silence and the other of sounds. Bora published a book, 『Glittering Applause』(2009) based on the story. She is currently working on her next project, tentatively titled <A War of Memories> based on the Vietnam War.

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    scarlet saerom Suh(Producer)

    Documentary creator. Born in Berlin, Germany with her loving parent who came to Germany as a miner and nurse and settled. Left the school in her late teens and studied visual arts at Haja Production School (alternative school). Contemplating current and contemporary issues such as The Four Major Rivers Restoration Project, Gangjeong Navy Base, Fukushima nuclear disaster, and Mae Sot refugee camp, writing and making documentaries. Her documentary <People of freedom at the border, and Aung San Suu Kyi>(2011) was invited to the 7th Migrant World Film Festival in 2012. She also directed <Singing for Our Dreams> in 2012.

Production Company
  • Name : Nangman Films

    Contact : nangmanfilms@gmail.com

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