1h 30min · Documentary · 1 January 0001
South Korea has undergone a massive political, economic, and social shift since it was liberated from Japan at end of World War II. It dealt with rediscovering its own identity while working to shape its own for the future, which resulted in a devastating civil war in the 1950s. The following decades after the war experienced massive economic growth that stunned experts around the world. The 80s were full of political turmoil and protests against the government, and then the 90s experienced the results of those protests with democratization. It was then followed by an economic crisis that brought to a halt the economic growth Korea was continuing to experience. However, in the early 2000s the Korean economy was back on track. Now the Korea of today is one of the most technologically advanced and prosperous countries in the world and continues to grow and evolve. This documentary does not focus on how, or why those changes took place; however, that accelerated transformation of a country serves as the backdrop of the film. Korea's quick growth resulted in much contrast between the old and young, and rural and urban. This documentary visually shows the different aspects of Korean life, and is narrated over by Koreans of all ages and backgrounds that are a part of it. Their narration examines their thoughts of the Korea around them, of the different generations, and of all of the changes they have seen and experienced throughout their lives. All of this is blended together to show the diverse aspects of one country that has tremendously transformed in such a short time.
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