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TONIGHT: documentary videos by Soon-Mi Yoo

Three short documentaries that explore Korean soldiers involvement in the Vietnam war, displacement and borders in North Korea and Burma, among other things.
EXORCISING HISTORY?SOON-MI YOO
NOVEMBER 11 [NEW AMERICAN ART UNION AT 7:30PM]
922 SE Ankeney, $6 suggested donation

Korean filmmaker Soon-Mi Yoo's work investigates peripheral histories of Korea. Working with archival footage and original material, her videos poetically connect to the personal with themes of alienation, death and the horrific atrocities of war. Ssitkim: Talking to the Dead is a thoughtful essay on the human process of grieving and loss as well as an historical investigation into the little known role of 320,000 Korean soldiers who fought in Vietnam for the United States and, more specifically, carried out mass civilian killings. Isahn uses documentation of the stereoscopes at Imjingak (a town near the North Korean border where exiled North Koreans can look back at state approved photographs of their "home") to dwell on the difficulties of displacement and the pain of being separated across borders.

?ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE?

Isahn [2003, video, color, sound, 17 min]
Ssitkim: Talking to the Dead [2004, video, color, sound, 34 min]
Faith [1999, video, color, sound, 12 min]

homepage: homepage: http://www.cinemaproject.org

question 11.Nov.2005 17:21

question

Does it start at 7:30?