Four decades have passed since the Gwangju uprising took place on May 18, 1980. After the dark period not allowing us to speak about what we witnessed, the May 18 democratic uprising has come to us again. The time of testimony and investigation and the time of reflection and re-construction have made it part of our history, and part of our reality. With the wind of such changes, the May 18 democratic uprising has been engraved in many Korean cultural contents. It has become part of our literature, fiction films, songs, and documentaries. These cultural contents telling us the tragic truth have made us crying and frustrated, and at the same time, they have given us courage and hope. The May 18 democratic uprising in cultural contents can help us talk about our future. It can be the contents of expectations and hopes for our future, not remaining a history in the memorial hall.
|Moderator||Shin Junga(Hanshin Univ.)|
|Speaker||Lim Dae Geun(Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies)||The May 18 Democratic Uprising and Cultural Contents|
|Lim Jin-mo(Music Critic)||The May 18 Democratic Uprising and Music|
|Choi Yeo Jeong(DMZ Docs)||A Way to Remember: Three Documentaries on the May 18 Democratic Uprising|
|Panel||Jeong Jiouk(Film Critic), Hong Suncheol(Publishing Critic)|