MOVIE REVIEW: ‘PARASITE’ OUT OF SOUTH KOREA OFFERS A JARRING BUT MOVING VISION OF THE PENINSULA UNIFICATION ILLUSION

WEI WU WRITES — The South Korean movie “Parasite”, 2019 Golden Palm Award winner and recently released in East Asia after its 2018 debut, has re-ignited popular discussion of important issues about Korea. The movie was directed by Bong Joon-Hyun who has directed “Memories of Murder” and “Snowpiercer”. Bong focuses…

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NORTH KOREA: Defector Using Rice-Filled Water Bottles to Assist Future Defectors

TABITHA THEARD WRITES — Rice, water bottles, and bicycle tubes are not usually seen as political statements, but in South Korea, activists are using these items to inspire hope and encourage more North Koreans to become defectors and flee their country. According to Fars Ghani from Aljazeera, approximately 31,000 North…

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