27 NOVEMBER | 21:15

Regisseur Bora Lee-Kil

Lengte 1u16

Jaar 2018

Taal Koreaans

Ondertiteling Engels

In central Vietnam, the villages called Phong Nhi and Phong Nhut, locals are living with the memory of the brutal massacre that occurred during the Vietnam War. Nguyen Thi Thanh, the only survivor of the ‘Phong Nhi Phong Nhat massacre’, lost all of her family at the age of eight. The documentary borrows Nguyen’s eye, to expose the ‘untold’ history, the brutal event where large number of Vietnamese civilians were murdered by Korean army.

This documentary carefully revisits the war memories of the Vietnam War, narrating two conflicting memories of a civilian massacre during the Vietnam War: the Korean soldiers and Vietnamese victims. While doing so, she also tells her own story as a granddaughter of a war veteran who participated in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. In the 1960s, South Korea fought in the Vietnam War as a US ally, insisting Korea should help to root out the communists in Vietnam. However, what they did was simple and cruel, killing a large number of civilians. The survivors’ experience hasn’t been nailed in history, instead, it was treated as if it never existed. Several Korean political leaders have made apologies for this event yet the official apology between the government has not been made.

This movie is accompanied by >> We Eat Our Anger: the Trash Stew ‘Budae Jjigae’ 

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