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Korean Cinema NOW | A Resistance/ 항거: 유관순 이야기

Directed by Min-ho Cho
Saturday, January 25, 2020
1:00-2:45 PM
Off Campus Location
2019 | 105 Minutes | Min-ho Cho

Free | Open to the public | In Korean with English subtitles

“Director Jo Min-ho’s “A Resistance”…focuses on the last year and a half in the life of Yu Gwan-sun, one of South Korea’s most famous and revered female freedom fighters. The film begins with the teenaged Yu Gwan-sun’s arrival at the Seodaemun Prison. Flashbacks tell us of her active participation in the organisation and execution of the March 1st Protests, one of the earliest instances of Korean public resistance against the Japanese, where she lost both of her parents and which resulted in the arrest of her elder brother and herself for shouting “Long Live the Korean Independence”. Once at Seodaemun, she is kept in Cell No.8, stuffed in with dozens other women in a room that’s barely enough for three or four people at most. Ever the free spirit, Gwan-sun continues to proclaim that she is free as long as she has free thought and refuses to give in to the demands of the Japanese to confess, much to the chagrin of the Japanese as well as Korean-origin soldier Nishida.” – RHYTHM ZAVERI, Asian Movie Pulse

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Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty Street
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Asia, Film, Korea
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Nam Center for Korean Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures