The Korean War in Colour screens at SOAS

by Philip Gowman on 5 May, 2013

in Documentaries | Event Notices | SOAS | Talks and seminars

Something slightly different for SOAS’s evening Korean Studies seminar this time: a documentary film screening, with Q&A with the director, in this 60th anniversary year of the 1953 armistice.

The Korean War in Colour

Stuart BinnsStewart Binns (Documentary Filmmaker)
Date: 10 May 2013, 5:15 – 7:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square, College Buildings, Room 4418
Film screening of documentary made in 2010 to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of the war, followed by Q&A with the director.

Synopsis
June 25th 2010, marked the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of a merciless conflict that brought the world to the brink of nuclear armageddon and scarred a nation so deeply that it is still bitterly divided.

From the originators of the acclaimed ‘In-Colour’ genre of documentaries, Stewart Binns and Adrian Wood, Korea the Forgotten War in Colour tells the story of the war through the powerful colour imagery, emotive musical score and dramatic soundscape that are the hallmarks of Binns’ and Wood’s productions.

Using original colour material telecined at source directly from film to HD, much of it recently discovered and never broadcast before, Korea the Forgotten War in Colour offers a unique insight into a conflict that saw East confront West, communism challenge liberal democracy and Korean fight Korean in a bloody civil war.

Most of the footage for Korea the Forgotten War in Colour has been sourced from stunning 35mm original material and includes exclusive access to the secretive North Korean Archives in Pyongyang. This unique footage is supported by newly unearthed material from sources in the former Eastern Bloc and China and previously censored footage from the National Archives in Washington.

Speaker Biography
Stewart Binns is an Author, award-winning Documentary Producer and Consultant.

His television credits include the ‘In-Colour’ genre of programmes, notably the BAFTA and Grierson winner, Britain at War in Colour and the Peabody winner, The Second World War in Colour. He also launched Trans World Sport in 1987, Futbol Mundial in 1993, the Olympic Games Camera of Record in 1994 and the Olympic Television Archive Bureau in 1996. Other productions include Century 1998, Churchill 2003, Tiger, The Official Biography 2004, Indochine 2009, Korea: The Forgotten War 2010. His latest production, Seisen, the Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire, was completed in January 2012.

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