A free screening of the documentary film Jam Docu Gangjeong will be presented Monday, September 10, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Korean Studies auditorium. The presentation is sponsored by the organization Hawaii Peace and Justice.
On the island of Cheju, off the tip of South Korea, the South Korean government is building a naval base at Kangjŏng village to host Korean as well as U.S. warships. Critics say the base would destroy the unique ecosystem and culture of Cheju, which has been designated an “Island of Peace” by the South Korean government and a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Villagers have resisted the construction of this base but have been repressed by the police and mainland military.
Eight independent filmmakers responded to the situation by making short films about the people’s struggle over the course of one hundred days, and the result is Jam Docu Gangjeong. These filmmakers present an array of stories from their time living among the villagers and capturing the beauty of the threatened coastline.
For more information about this screening, telephone (808) 988‑6266 or contact email@example.com. Information about the Hawaii Peace and Justice organization can be found at http://www.hawaiipeaceandjustice.org.
For more information about the film itself, see http://www.hancinema.net/korean_movie_Jam_Docu_KANGJUNG.php#synopsis.
A preview (in Korean) is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOIvAbdd64I.
For further information about the Cheju struggle, see http://www.savejejunow.org.