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|OccupyForum Film and Speaker “The Ghosts of Jeju"|
|Date||Monday September 15|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART
San Francisco CA
|ruthiesakheim [at] gmail.com|
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Film and Speaker:
The Ghosts of Jeju
The Ghosts of Jeju is an award-winning documentary directed by Regis Trembly about the struggle of the people of Jeju Island, South Korea. Set in the context of the American presence in Korea after World War II, the film reveals horrible atrocities at the hands of the U.S. Military Government of Korea. Jeju Island is off South Korea and has three International Heritage Sites.The United States is building a huge Naval Base on the island. The film describes the brave, peaceful resistance of the indigenous people to the base today and the history of the genocide of native people during the “Korean War.” The spirit of the villagers and those who have joined their resistance movement is inspiring.
Using previously secret and classified photos, film and documents, this is the first English-language documentary about the struggle of the brave people of Gangjeong Village who are opposing the military advance of the United States, just as their parents and relatives did in 1947. As then, they are being arrested, jailed, fined, and hospitalized for resisting the construction of a massive naval base that will accommodate America's “pacific pivot” and will destroy their 400 year old village and their UNESCO-protected environment.
The United States is a war-based economy and has been one since WW I and reconfirmed by WW II, the Korean War, the Vietnam wars and up to, and including the Gulf War in Iraq and the Afghanistan War. Sadly, the vast majority of Americans have been conditioned to accept our serial wars and to “Support Our Troops” without questioning.
Our speaker has previously spoken OccupyForum.
Discussion and announcements will follow.
Donations accepted; no one turned away.