DMZ Int’l Documentary Festival begins Oct 17

The DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival 2013 is to be held in the city of Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, from October 17 to 23.

Celebrating its 5th year, the festival will feature 119 documentaries from 38 countries under the theme of “Peace, Life and Communication.” This year’s festival is attracting considerable attention and is larger than previous years, as 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the ceasefire of the Korean War. Recommended documentaries of the festival are MANSHIN: Ten Thousand Spirits (Korea, 2013), The Ghosts in Our Machine (Canada, 2013), Plot for Peace (South Africa, 2013) and Bablyon (Tunisia, 2013).

Admission to each documentary screening is 5,000 won, however, admission for night screening films is 10,000 won.

*What is the DMZ? The DMZ refers the demilitarized zone that divides North Korea and South Korea, and is a symbol of the sadness over the peninsula’s division. Free travel between the North and South has been banned for 60 years.