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SUN & Veterans for Peace invite you to The Ghosts of Jeju film screening with director Regis Tremblay: Nov. 1 at 5th Avenue Cinema
Author: 5th Avenue Cinema
Posted: October 24, 2013

THE GHOSTS OF JEJU

Dir. Regis Tremblay (2013);  80 min

FRIDAY, November 1st  at 7:30pm

5th Avenue Cinema
510 SW Hall St Portland Oregon 97201

The Ghosts of Jeju documents the struggle of the people of Jeju, a volcanic island in South Korea, who are being arrested, jailed, fined, and hospitalized for resisting the construction of a massive naval base that will accommodate America’s “pivot to Asia” and threatens to destroy their 400-year-old village and pristine environment, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in the context of the American presence in Korea after World War II, the film reveals atrocities suffered by the people of Jeju Island at the hands of the U.S. Military and Korean Government forces. Using previously classified photos, film and documents, this is the first English-language documentary about the struggle of the people of Gangjeong Village whose opposition to the military advance of the United States, echoes the actions of their parents' generation in 1947. The indomitable spirit of the villagers and their supporters, who have not lost hope in spite of overwhelming odds, will inspire and motivate everyone who believes there is a better way to live together on this planet. Watch the film trailer onVimeo: http://vimeo.com/64077154

NOTE: Director Regis Tremblay will be in attendance at this Portland premiere screening, and available for Q&A after the film. This special event is cosponsored by Veterans For Peace Portland Chapter 72 and the PSU student group, Students United for Nonviolence (SUN).  A $3 to $10 sliding scale donation is requested to benefit Veterans For Peace Chapter 72, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more info about Veterans For Peace, please visit http://www.vfpchapter72.org/

Questions: Please email sunpsu@pdx.edu