The Korean War of 1950-53 devastated the Korean people while it enriched the capitalists of America and Japan. The war also established the military-industrial complex as a central institution of American life. This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the official end of a war that in reality has never ended. We have a rare opportunity to view a 2013 film whose World Premier at the SF International Asian Film Festival on March 18 is already sold out.
"Memory of a Forgotten War" introduces Americans to the lived experience and legacies of a war that forged a lasting, complex relationship between Korea and the United States. The Korean War opened the door to a complex economic, military, and cultural relationship to Korea that continues to play a central role in U.S. policy in Asia. As painfully evident today, the status of the Korean War as unfinished, stalemated in an armistice agreement, challenges us to prevent a renewal of the conflict and to reconcile our differences. The voices of Korean American survivors express the urgency of these objectives, deepen our collective memory of the "Forgotten War," and humanize the costs of military conflict. The film's Co-Director/Producer, Deann Borshay Liem, wil join our discussion. The film will be introduced by Gene Ruyle of the ICSS and an activist with Veterans for Peace.
Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE (but hat will be passed for donations to NPML)