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3th DMZ Docs(2011)

I AM DOCU



Far from Forgotten

Jia LIM, Michael UNGER

  • USA
  • 2011
  • 73min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

In June of 2010, 10 Korean War veterans from New York: Sal, Robert, Bill, Bob, Eugene, Frank, Arthur, John, Joseph, and Henry visited Korea to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. They are now in their 80’s, living in Long Island, New York and running the Korean Veterans’ Association. Returning to Korea after 60 years, they are surprised to see its development. Visits to the DMZ and the war memorial prompt them to reminisce their battle experiences, and encourage them to let out their hidden pains and tears. They have not had a good night’s sleep in all these years, not since stabbing Chinese soldiers and losing close friends during the war. With the help of fellow veterans, they overcome these traumatic stresses and learn to enjoy new found peace and stability. The moral of their visit is very obvious: the pain that war causes cannot be avoided or cast aside. The DMZ that they visited after 60 years is not a reminder of the war but a place where we learn to find peace and plan for a hopeful future. (KANG Seokpil)

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Director

  • Jia LIM

    After graduating from Korea University, Jia Lim finished her master’s course at New York University. She is currently a professor at New York Film Academy and has produced various films including My Job, My Life and Top of the Rack, films which describe disabled women’s lives. Her film Far from Forgotten, a story about Korean War veterans, was shown at Carnegie Hall, New York. Far from Forgotten (2011) My Job, My Life (2010) Top of the Rack (2007)​ 

  • Michael UNGER

    Received his MFA from Columbia University and his BA from Brown University. He is currently Professor of Film at Sogang University, having previously been Chair of the Filmmaking Programs at New York Film Academy. He is the writer and director of numerous features, shorts, documentaries and music videos which have screened in festivals in New York, Los Angeles and Europe. Awards: “Best of the Festival” NYIIF Festival, 2001 for Desire. Far from Forgotten (2011)Desire (2001)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerJia LIM
  • Cinematography SHIN Sang Chul
  • Editor Michael UNGER, LEE Jae-jin, Linda HATTADORF, Jia LIM
  • Sound JUN Young-jin

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