Land of My Father

Land of My Father


Total votes: 1

Release Date: May 15, 2020

Duration: 1 hr. 16 min.

Year: 2020

Rank: #99999

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 아버지의 땅

Content Rating: G – All Ages

Alternative Titles: abeojiui ttang

Genre: Documentary


Farmer Noh Byung Man’s father was taken to a Japanese mine during the Japanese occupation. After returning to his homeland, he died from an illness. Byung Man often goes to Japan to hold a one-person protest to demand the Japanese government to be responsible. Choi Kyung Sook’s father Choi Jong Duk lived on Dokdo (Liancourt Rocks) from the 1960s until his death in 1987. While leading a commemorative project for her father,Kyung Sook often visits Dokdo. Both Byung Man and Kyung Sook are devoted to follow the wills of their fathers. American documentary filmmaker Mathew KOSHMRL takes the lives of these two characters as a medium to show the issues surrounding Dokdo. It not only talks about the problems of the Japanese government but also the Korean government, with a new perspective from an outsider’s point-of-view.

(Source: JIFF)


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