A Thousand Year Journey (2014)
45min · Documentary, Biography, History · 28 August 2014
"The traditional craft of Korean ceramics, imbued with subtle, natural colors, embodies the mystique and harmony between man and nature. From the elegant shapes and bluish cast of Goryeo Porcelains, to the Joseon White Porcelain, with their simple designs, Korean ceramics present a proud legacy, unveiling the culture's reserved and thoughtful spirit." Acclaimed independent filmmaker Michael Oblowitz presents the celebrated history of Korean ceramic production from its rudimentary beginnings, to its culmination in contemporary culture as the high tech basis for transistor boards, motherboards and micro chips that form the processing basis for Korean electronic giants such as Samsung and LG. Featuring model and actress Estella Warren, and legendary Korean actor and comedian, Johnny Yune, the journey, which begins as a primitive art form transforms into a technological behemoth, is epitomized by the five Korean master ceramicists who are the feature of the documentary. The film demonstrates their process in creating ceramic masterpieces and discusses the resurgence of the ancient art in Icheon, Korea.
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