February 01, 2023

Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle

In ‘Soup and Ideology,’ Yang Yong-hi documents her mother’s fading memory of Jeju massacre and tragedy of division

From Japanese colonization to the division that persists today, suffering and tragedy color the histories of the two Koreas. 

People on both sides of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) have held onto painful memories for decades, but whether due to political suppression, old age or reluctance, many of these stories remain hidden away.