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3th DMZ Docs(2011)

I AM DOCU



The Forgotten Scar

PARK Seong-ho

  • Korea
  • 2010
  • 18min
  • DV
  • color/black and white

Synopsis

2011 marks the 61st year since the Korean War. The scars of the war have faded, and for teenagers today the issue of separation and unification does not have the same meaning as it used to have. But in this film we see family photos, 48 in all, of an old man separated from his family, who takes family photos every year on his wedding anniversaries. These photographs are the records of the lamented past of an old man who lost his family during the war. And through the scars of the war represented in the photos kept in the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, the director guides us into vivid memories of the past. The people in these pictures are not expendable commodities, but real people with families and personal memories. This film brings us much closer to the tragedies of war by substituting the abstract issue with personal memories, and through juxtaposition of the images of warfare with personal histories. But who among us will remember those scars and memories after those who could testify from experience all leave this world? Those scars become forgotten, through the indifference and amnesia of society. (KANG Seol-hwa)

Review

Director

  • PARK Seong-ho

    Park Seong-ho was a senior in Hak-Ik High School at the time of this film’s production, and is currently studying in Korea National University of Arts. He directed various short films including The Last Test (2008), Family Photo (2011), Father (2009) and The Forgotten Scar (2010). He has won a Korea Young Talent Award (for achievements in art & culture), the grand prize in the Korea Youth Film Festival, the grand prize in the Dong-rang Youth Art Festival, and Best Picture in the Bupyeong Youth Creative Video Festival. Family Photo (2011) The Forgotten Scar(2010) Mute Mute (2010)Father (2009) The Last Test (2008)​ 

Credit

  • Screenwriter 박성호
  • Cinematography 서용민
  • Editor 박성호

Distributor / World Sales

Distribution / World Sales  박성호

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