THE UPSETTERS present a week-long festival dedicated to celebrating artists of colour where they will hold a poetry night, debut two pieces of new writing, present a scratch night and host a series of workshops where they pay participants to attend to cover loss of earning. THE UPSETTERS make theatre written by writers of colour, […]
Cho Chongnae: How in Heaven’s Name Translated by Bruce and Ju-chan Fulton Merwin Asia, 2012, 141 pages. Originally published as 오 하느님 (O God) and renamed 사람의 탈 (Human Mask) How in Heaven’s Name is an appropriate title for the mind-boggling story of how a group of Korean country lads came to be fighting in […]
Film maker and academic Kim Soyoung was in town last week for a screening of her documentary Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood (2014) in an evening hosted by Chris Berry. She apologised in advance that we were about to see the director’s cut – slightly longer than what will be the theatrical version, and […]
A great opportunity to meet a distinguished director coming up this month: Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood The Centre of Korean Studies, SOAS & KCL Department of Film Studies jointly present A Screening and Conversation with Kim Soyoung, Filmmaker and Professor, Korean National University of the Arts Venue: 1.04 Strand Building, King’s College London, the Strand Time: 5.00 p.m. to […]
Kazakh film week in London features “Zheruik” – a film dedicated to 60 years since the mass Korean deportation there. http://t.co/QP1jnW8Y. Today at the Apollo Cinema.
North Koreans labouring in Russia's timber camps: the UK connection, on Newsnight tonight: http://bit.ly/3wAaFJ # The full video can now be viewed here http://bit.ly/s6YvM # Note the Hwang Byung-ki soundtrack. And another BBC report from Vladivostok, ten years later
Report of a documentary film screening at SOAS on 2 May, by Michael Rank Koryo Saram – The Unreliable People is a fascinating one-hour documentary about the 200,000 ethnic Koreans who were deported to Kazakhstan by Stalin in 1937. It includes archive footage never seen before outside the former Soviet Union as well as interviews […]
Date: Wednesday, 2 May 2007 Time: 17.00-19.00 Title: Koryo Saram – The Unreliable People (one hour documentary film)* Director: Y. David Chung Director of Photography and Editor: Matt Dibble Executive Producer: Meredith Woo Historical Consultant: German Kim (Kazakh State University) Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, Main Building, SOAS *The screening will be followed by a Q&A […]