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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”
A special ‘Park Geun Hye Resign!’ Sewol demonstration.
Following recent mass demonstrations in South Korea and around the world, the 31st ‘Stay Put’ silent protest in London focused on the role of Park’s corrupt and inept presidency.
Gyounggeun Yoo, father of one of the Sewol disaster student-victims, was interviewed by Jo Fidgen of Outlook, BBC World Service at the Broadcasting House on 10 May. It was the first day of his visit to the UK as part of European tour.
Mr Yoo and Ms Yoon who also lost her daughter in the disaster visited many cities in Europe including Berlin, London, Rome and Paris, to highlight their struggle for truth. They want not only justice for the victims but proper safety laws and regulations to ensure that such a disaster could not happen again. They hope to learn from those affected by similar disasters and from campaign groups fighting injustices.
The interview is now available to listen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03tnxqh
(from around 13 mins 18 secs for 10 minutes).