Into the Fire

Conference

Speaker(s)

Chi-hui Yang,
Scott Foundas,
John H. Lee,
Kwon Sang-woo,
Kyung Hyun Kim,
John R. Stevens,

Date and Time

May 27, 2010 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Availability

RSVP

Open to the public.

RSVP required by 5PM May 09.

Location

Cubberley Auditorium 485 Lasuen Mall Stanford University

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The Korean Studies Program is pleased to pre-screen a major new Korean film, subtitled in English, about the Korean War to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. The film, "Into the Fire," is based on an actual event. During the desperate early days of the war when regular South Korean and American soldiers were tied down elsewhere, high school students defended the South Korean port city of Pohang. The movie is both an action film and a drama about the character development of these young men as unlikely heroes. Taewon Entertainment produced the film; the director is a veteran Korean filmmaker, New York University-trained John H. Lee. To put the film in historical and cinematic context, the film screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

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