Korean War Documentary & Talk: “The Ghosts of Jeju” | SF
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The Ghosts of Jeju is an award-winning documentary directed by Regis Trembly about the struggle of the people of Jeju Island, South Korea. Set in the context of the American presence in Korea after World War II, the film reveals horrible atrocities at the hands of the U.S. Military Government of Korea. Jeju Island has three International Heritage Sites and is off South Korea. The United States is building a huge Naval Base on the island. The film describes the brave, peaceful resistance of the indigenous people to the base today and the history of the genocide of native people during the “Korean War.” The spirit of the villagers and those who have joined their resistance movement is inspiring.
Using previously secret and classified photos, film and documents, this is the first English-language documentary about the struggle of the brave people of Gangjeong Village who are opposing the military advance of the United States, just as their parents and relatives did in 1947. As then, they are being arrested, jailed, fined, and hospitalized for resisting the construction of a massive naval base that will accommodate America’s “pacific pivot” and will destroy their 400 year old village and their UNESCO-protected environment.