Two Jeju-related films coming up at the Deptford Cinema:
Gureombi: The Wind is Blowing + Jeju’s Aching Heart
Deptford Cinema | 39 Deptford Broadway | London SE8 4PQ | deptfordcinema.org
Sunday, April 30, 2016, 4:00pm
Two documentary films covering the remarkable peace movement on Jeju Island, South Korea. Villagers and activists have fought daily for four years to halt construction of a huge naval base for US war ships and nuclear submarines, on an once island designated as ‘The Island of Peace’.
The Gureombi of Jeju Island is a unique 1km coastal formation of volcanic lava, considered sacred by local villagers on this beautiful Korean island. This film shows the desperate struggle of Jeju Island residents as the South Korean navy closes off access to the villagers’ sacred coast and starts destroying the Gureombi to construct a huge naval base to facilitate the US military ‘pivot to Asia’.
Peadar King’s short film made for TV broadcast by RTE in Ireland one year later shows villagers, priests, farmers and activists continuing the daily struggle against militarism and overwhelming police oppression.
Peadar King will attend the event and take part in a Q&A.