The Passage to Pusan Documentary is being filmed in Brisbane, Sydney and South Korea by Arirang World, South Korea’s English-language network in conjunction with the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, with assistance from the Australia-Korea Foundation.
It will be shown as part of the annual Australian-Korean Film Festival
which screens in every capital city, beginning in Sydney on August 18.
Read more here http://www.koreanculture.org.au/portfolio-posts/koffia/
The Documentary will also be screened in 190 countries via Arirang’s global network partners.
Filming in the shadow of Busan’s Yeongdo Bridge which became a famous landmark for refugees searching for lost family members during the Korea War (1950-1953. There’s a beautiful life-size bronze statue of a family beside the bridge which represents the suffering borne by women like Passage to Pusan heroine Thelma Healy and Korean war widow Kim Chang Keun who were left to battle after losing the linchpin of their family in the war.
Filming at Maehwa-San Mountain where Vince Healy, the uncle of Passage to Pusan author Louise Evans, died in battle in March 1951. Louise was grateful to meet South Korean war veteran Choi Chang Sung, 87, (pictured) who fought in the same battle.