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Monday 9th of January 2017 marked the 1000th day since the Sewol ferry disaster in South Korea that claimed 304 lives, mostly children. The Korean government have blocked a thorough inquiry. President Park Geun Hye proved herself to be a heartless and inept leader and is now facing impeachment on corruption charges.
Monthly silent protest is 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.
A special free screening of the newly released documentary film ‘SEWOL’ by Director Ok-Hee Jeong.
Director and Producer: Ok-Hee Jeong | 2015 | 79mins | Korean with English subtitles
Date and Time: Monday, 9 January 2017 18:30
Venue: Room B34, Birkbeck, University of London
The 9th January 2017 will be the 1000th day since the Sewol Ferry Disaster. Birkbeck International Documentary Society has chosen this newly released documentary “SEWOL” as their first screening for 2017. Director Ok-Hee Jeong has kindly permitted the society to screen it for free to raise awareness of this disaster widely.
A South Korean ferry named Sewol sank on the 16th of April 2014. 304 people died. 250 victims of them were teenagers who were from Danwon High School of the city Ansan and were on a class trip. The cruel tragedy: The experts say they could have been saved. Continue reading “Free Screening of “SEWOL” the Film”
Following the vote to impeach Park Guen Hye over corruption and cronyism scandal, the 32nd monthly protest on 17th December 2016 focused on demanding a thorough investigation and imprisonment of loathed President.
One protestor wrote down all 304 victims names over one hour and a half to remember them and their families. Continue reading “32nd ‘Stay Put’ Sewol Silent Protest in London doubled up as Investigate “Park Geun Hye” Protest and Candlelit Vigil”
Events marking the 2nd anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster will take place globally, currently planned in 30 cities outside South Korea.
In London, we have held a silent protest at Trafalgar Sq every third Saturday since the tragedy, and this year the second anniversary falls on a Saturday.
On 16th April we will gather once again outside the National Gallery (North side of Trafalgar Square) from 2pm for our monthly ‘Stay Put’ silent protest. Please join us on this significant day, and show the Sewol families that we still remember them and support them. Continue reading “The 2nd Anniversary Global Events”
After 646 days since the disaster, items recovered from the Sewol ferry were sent to Ansan, where the communal altar for victims is. The 416Memory project team and over 100 volunteers together took photos of each item and categorised.