[KS] TIGER SPIRIT | An unseen glimpse of North Korea and the politics of reunification

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Mon Apr 13 13:47:01 EDT 2009



I thought the members of this listserv would be interested to know about
TIGER SPIRIT, a new educational resource now available through Women
Make Movies. 


With the recent focus on North Korea's long-range missile tests in the
news, TIGER SPIRIT by Min Sook Lee, sheds a much needed light on one of
the most enigmatic countries in the world.


In this powerful film, Lee embarks on a stirring reunification journey
across the Koreas' demilitarized zone in search of the real and symbolic
"Tiger Spirit" of Korea. With unprecedented access, intimate stories of
divided families, and never before seen footage of North Korea's
industrial zone and state-sanctioned reunification centers, Lee brings
us an emotion-charged journey into Korea's broken heart. This film
explores the complex politics, rhetoric and realism of reunification
through the extraordinary stories of ordinary families. 


Watch a trailer:


For more information:



TIGER SPIRIT is recommended for courses in:

* Asian & Korean Studies

* Asian History

* Politics

* Family Relations

* Peace & Conflict Resolution

* Immigration & Exile

* Globalization

* Border Studies


"***1/2 stars.  A thoughtful exploration into the current state of

- Katie Clancy, A'n'E Vibe


"What happens...when two drastically different societies have the chance
to mingle."

- J.R. McConvey, filmCAN



Films for Asian & Asian American Studies Collection



TIGER SPIRIT is part of WMM's newly updated FILMS FOR ASIAN & ASIAN
AMERICAN STUDIES collection. These exciting titles range from witty
explorations of identity in THE GRACE LEE PROJECT, to diaspora in
MOTHERLAND: CUBA, KOREA, USA, to political conflict in MY DAUGHTER THE
TERRORIST, to exquisite anthropological portraits like THE WOMEN'S
KINGDOM. It presents a wide range of films that tackle multiple issues
facing Asian and Asian-American communities today. Inquire about promo
code FAA09.


View the full collection:






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