Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth


Total votes: 82

Release Date: Oct 8, 2022

Duration: 1 hr. 22 min.

Year: 2022

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 초토화작전

Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older

Alternative Titles: Chotohwajagjeon

Genre: Documentary, War


Koreans become aware of the Korean War from the very early childhood, but their levels of awareness vary greatly: Those who have personally experienced the war have opinions that inevitably differ from those who have only read about it in history books. Scorched Earth is an explosive documentary that destroys the boundaries between these two groups. Based on declassified US military documents and archival footage, as well as testimonies from those whoparticipated in explosions and civilian victims, director Lee Mi Young thoroughly illuminates the reality of the US Air Force’s indiscriminate explosion that resulted in numerous civilian casualties during the three-year Korean War. This film, armed with shocking evidence about the explosions found in the materials Lee collected with strong determination, testimonies that vividly convey the reality of the war, and a keen narration, looks squarely not at a past war but at an incident that requires investigation.


~~ Co-production with Canada.


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