Remembering Sewol UK


May 2015

[Documentary] Fahrenheit 416

Director Kim Ji-young and Kim Ou-joon as a Producer are making a documentary on the Sewol ferry disaster titled, “Fahrenheit 416”, with a view to releasing in September 2015.

Project BU to fund the documentary:

Fahrenheit 416 trailer:


Papa Is, why did Sewol ferry travel in zigzag immediately prior to sinking?

Kim Ou-joon’s Papa Is‘ of HankyoreahTV is an internet TV programme discussing current affairs with guests.  It dedicated several sessions to the Sewol ferry disaster and Director Kim Ji-young who was commissioned to make it to a documentary.  Director Kim was researching into the disaster to understand how the sinking happened with a view to project it visually.  He went through any publicly available data relating to the disaster with a fine tooth comb and was able to produce the actual course of the ferry; it was traveling in zigzag immediately prior to sinking.  However, any announcements made by the authorities, apparently, do not show this information.

We are indebted to Niravana who took the task of making and putting English subtitles.

Continue reading “Papa Is, why did Sewol ferry travel in zigzag immediately prior to sinking?”

The rights exposure project, Three Strikes – with June Michael Park

Jun Michael Park is a South Korean documentary photographer. Born in Seoul and educated in Canada, Jun has produced work for Greenpeace (Korea), Save the Children, Asia Society Korea Center and multiple media publications including the LA Times, Welt am Sonntag and the Korean Herald. Jun is currently working on a long term project documenting the fight for justice by the families of those who died in the Sewol ferry disaster in April 2014. We caught up with Jun via email to find out more about his project ‘Sewol: Landscapes of feigned ignorance.’

Full article is available at:

[Documentary] 200 days after the Sewol Ferry Disaster, “The Truth Shall Not Sink”

DocuCow (다큐창작소) made this documentary, “The Truth Shall Not Sink”, in Korean language to mark the 200 days after the Sewol Ferry Disaster.  It was felt that subtitles in different languages would help easy circulation and viewing of it widely.  With help of many volunteers, subtitles in Chinese, English and Japanese are now available.

Original in Korean language:

with English subtitles

with Japanese subtitles

with Chinese subtitles

Silent protest posters

Demotix, Koreans continue silent protest for Sewol ferry disaster

Photo journalist, Mark Kerrison, reports the 13th ‘Stay Put’ Sewol silent protest in London

14th ‘Stay Put’ Sewol silent protest in London

14th ‘Stay Put’ Sewol silent protest in London  on 13 June 2015

Monthly silent protest to remember the Sewol victims, demand Korean government to raise the Sewol ferry without dismantling for a thorough inquiry and recover all missing victims; to punish those responsible; and to enact special anti-disaster regulations.

The meeting point is North side of Trafalgar square (in front of National Gallery).


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