Peace Film Festival
August. 16(Fri) - 20(Tue)
PyeongChang X GangNeung
Check out various films of the 1st PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival.
In 1951, 1,500 Korean War orphans were secretly sent to Poland. At that time, a group of Polish teachers devoted their time to caressing the wounds of these children from the Far East and looking after them with care and kindness. Gradually opening up their minds, the children learned to adapt to a new environment and became a family with the teachers they called “Mama” and “Papa.” However, in 1959, they were forced to return to North Korea and their story was forgotten by history. In 2018, two women – one from South Korea and another from North Korea – headed to Poland, looking for the traces of these children and their teachers. On their journey, they realized how different their lives had been. Although they could not easily open themselves up to each other, both of them burst into tears when they reunited with the grey-haired Polish teachers who had always been on their minds without noticing it. It was love after all. The film takes us through the heartwarming true story of 1,500 Korean orphans sent to Poland but saved by compassionate Polish teachers while following two women from North and South Korea on their journey to finding great love once shared between the orphans and the teachers.