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The 1st
PyeongChang International
Peace Film Festival

August. 16(Fri) - 20(Tue)

PyeongChang X GangNeung

Program

Check out various films of the 1st PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival.

Opening Film

Bird

YUN Hyeong-gu, an ornithologist more than 80 years old, had a son who went missing about 40 years ago. One day, he spots a Siberian common starling flying from Japan to North Korea. Puzzled by the fact that this bird species does not inhabit in Japan, he decides to further investigate it and eventually discovers that it was sent by his son living in South Korea. After confirming his son is still alive, he begins a research project on migratory birds in collaboration with his son by bypassing Japan. Along the way, they find an opportunity to reunite with each other decades after separation.

Pyongyang Cinema

A Glorious Delegation to Pyongyang

April 25, 2018 four friends set off for North Korea with plans to testify, above and beyond ideological conditioning or prejudice, the life of the most enigmatic and denigrated country in the world. A cinema crew follows them, the only one authorized to shoot a film in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which at that particular moment, finds itself living with the excitement of the historic encounter of the two presidents, North and South, to discuss the unification of Korea... Their journey ends on May 1st in Beijing, where the four friends decide to ask the Chinese what they think about Socialism and Karl Marx.

POV: Refugee on Earth

A Girl from Mogadishu

Circumcised at eight. Raped by wandering militiamen at twelve. Fully infibulated again at thirteen, and then married off to a fifty-year-old man who regularly beat her; Ifrah Ahmed runs away to a place she had once known as home in war torn Mogadishu to find it had become the kind of battleground. Ifrah makes the extraordinary journey out of war-torn Somalia and arrives in Dublin, Ireland. She reacts incredibly quickly, learns English at breakneck speed and unearths an enviable technical talent for harnessing social media. She quickly becomes a leading activist against gender-based violence.

Summer Breeze

Swing Kids

Rebellious Ki-soo from North Korea is mesmerized by tap dance in prison camps. Ki-soo joins as a team member of a dance team called ‘Swing Kids.’ Yet suddenly, their dreams about dancing in prison camps are put in danger.

 

POV: Refugee on Earth

Hevi

Hévi and Walat, a young Kurdish refugee couple have arranged to meet a human smuggler to cross an undefined border to a place of freedom.

 

POV: Refugee on Earth

Styx

Rilke, a doctor from Europe, embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike's everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfills a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rick follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a momentous decision.

 

Summer Breeze

The Children Gone to Poland

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.

Spectrum

Aleppo

Hanan, a successful Syrian-American doctor, returns to Syria to help victims of war. When the hospital where she works is bombed, she suffers a traumatic brain injury that leaves her face blind. Unable to recognize the faces of even those closest to her, Hanan’s world has been turned upside down and her identity lost. Now home in New York, Hanan has difficulty coming to terms with how her life has changed following the attack. Haunted by her trauma and struggling to adjust to her condition, Hanan must confront her fear of navigating the world, putting her identity, and her future as a doctor, in doubt.

 

Beyond Line,
Become One
Toward Peace

Beyond Line, Become One.
Pull together toward Peace.

Follwed by 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics stunned the world, the 1st PyeongChang international Peace Film Festival will be launched.