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Rare showing of North Korean war film

30 October 2010

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Rare showing of North Korean war film

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, a number with special significance for the Korean people.

In order to mark the anniversary, Robinson College will show North Korean film “˜Wolmi Island’.

The film is a vivid portrayal of the tragic fate of a coastal battery unit that fought to the last man protecting Wolmi Island in September 1950.

Dr Michael Shin, Korean Studies Lecturer, said: “This film provides us with a rare opportunity to learn about a country which we still know little about. The high production values suggest that the film was very important to the North Korean regime, and it can teach us much about how the North views the Korean War, the defining event of modern Korean history, and what place it has in its ideology.”

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