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Film screening: Ghosts of Jeju

When: Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston

Greater Boston Chapter Green-Rainbow Party Documentary and Discussion Series. 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of each month

A shocking documentary about the struggle of the people of Jeju Island, S. Korea. Set in the context of the American presence in Korea after World War II, the film reveals horrible atrocities at the hands of the U.S. Military Government of Korea.

Using previously secret and classified photos, film and documents, this is the first English-language documentary about the struggle of the brave people of Gangjeong Village who opposed the military advance of the United States, just as their parents and relatives did in 1947. As then, they are arrested, jailed, fined, and hospitalized for resisting the construction of a massive naval base that will accommodate America’s “pivot to Asia,” and is destroyimg their 400 year old village and their UNESCO protected environment.

And yet, the indomitable spirit of the villagers and their supporters, who have not lost hope in spite of overwhelming odds, will inspire and motivate everyone who believes there is a better way to live together on this planet.

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Greater Boston Chapter Green-Rainbow Party Documentary and Discussion Series. Curated by Brian Cady.

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