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The Ghosts of Jeju - film screening and discussion with filmmaker Regis Tremblay

Date: 11/09/2013

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 155 Nicholson Hall

Cost: Free

Description:

A shocking documentary about the struggle of the people of Jeju Island, S. Korea. Set in the context of the American presence in Korea after World War II, the film reveals horrible atrocities at the hands of the U.S. Military Government of Korea.

Using previously secret and classified photos, film and documents, this will be the first English-language documentary about the struggle of the brave people of Gangjeong Village who are opposing the military advance of the United States, just as their parents and relatives did in 1947. As then, they are being arrested, jailed, fined, and hospitalized for resisting the construction of a massive naval base that will accommodate America’s “pivot to Asia,” and will destroy their 400-year-old village and their UNESCO protected environment.

And yet, the indomitable spirit of the villagers and their supporters, who have not lost hope in spite of overwhelming odds, will inspire and motivate everyone who believes there is a better way to live together on this planet.

Film screening will be followed by discussion with the filmmaker, Regis Tremblay.

Contact:

  • Name: Institute for Advanced Study
  • E-mail: ias@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-5054
  • Sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Study, Veterans for Peace

Parking:

Parking is available at the Fourth Street ramp and in the Church Street garage. Reciprocal contract parking in the Fourth Street ramp is available for those with contracts on the West Bank or on the Saint Paul campus. Please use this link for more information and parking.

More information: http://www.theghostsofjeju.net/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Institute for Advanced Study. See

Disability Services

for information on access at the University.

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