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After the Sewol (2017)

On the 16th April 2014 South Korea was changed as a nation. After the days, weeks and months that followed the Sewol tragedy, the country became undone, untrusting and more divided than we ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Jang Hoon Jang Hoon ... Himself
Kwon Oh Hyun Kwon Oh Hyun ... Himself
Owen Miller Owen Miller ... Himself
Park Joo Min Park Joo Min ... Himself
JungSeong Wook JungSeong Wook ... Himself
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On the 16th April 2014 South Korea was changed as a nation. After the days, weeks and months that followed the Sewol tragedy, the country became undone, untrusting and more divided than we have ever seen in its history. 'After the Sewol' explores the changing faces of this nation through the eyes of two British film makers. They talk with relatives of the victims, rescue divers and activists about their struggles and battles since this tragic accident happened and embark upon a journey to uncover how this accident came about, looking deep into Korean history about why no action was taken to prevent it in the first place. This journey takes them all over Korea, meeting an older generation struggling to create a safer place for their children to live in and a young vibrant generation fighting for a corrupt free society. But, all of them searching for one thing, the truth about why the Sewol victims died. Written by Neil George

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South Korea

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Korean

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Budget:

KRW 25,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Most of the time we watch movies to distract us from life...

Most of the time we watch movies to distract us from life, escapism we call it. Sometimes this can be looked down upon but I believe there is a place for those kinds of movies.

Having said that, this incredible documentary stares you straight in the face and asks 'Why?'. Not for you to answer but to realize that sometimes we cannot hide, we cannot escape, and we must stand up together and repeat the question of, 'Why?', together so it rings so loud that those in power must listen and act.

From the moment I saw the trailer with Senator Saunders quote "Change never takes place from the top down. It takes place when people, by the millions, sometimes over decades and some times over centuries, determine that the status quo, the world that they see in front of them, is NOT the world that should be. And young people stand in front of the world today and say, 'No, this is not the world that I am comfortable with. This is the world we are going to change.'" I knew that this would be an important film. Having had the privilege of having watched it, it is confirmed.

Given what is transpiring around the world, the South Korean people made democracy shine once more and this film captures that in the most melancholic way imaginable. Because although there is a sense of triumph, it is accompanied by the deepest sorrow for the lives of children that seemed so wantonly wasted. Now all that is left behind is the families of those poor kids to ask the question which we must all ask in a load roar.

WHY?


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