May 22 - 25, 2008

Anthology Film Archives

The Korean War (1950-1953) is called the ‘Forgotten War’ despite 3 million deaths, the first use of napalm, and the first armed confrontation of the Cold War politics. It created the idea of a limited war, where the two superpowers, the U.S. and the Soviet Union, would fight in another country, forcing the Korean people to suffer the bulk of destruction and death. The two Koreas are still technically at war with a cease fire established in 1953, and the demilitarized zone (DMZ) remains one of the world’s most fortified borders. Korean Cultural Service NY and Anthology Film Archives remember the War with a series of South Korean films from each decade; The Marines Who never Returned (1963), Rainy Days (1979), Warm Winter was Gone (1984), To the Starry Island (1994) and  Joint Security Area (2000).

All films are presented in Korean with English subtitles.
Film Curator Ms. Hyun-Ock Im will introduce the program and lead a discussion after the screening.

Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Street & 2nd Avenue, NYC, Tel: 212-505-5181)
Ticket:  Adults $8, Students & Seniors $6, AFA members $5

Miro Yoon