Tragedy in Jeju: Behind a National Triumph

From April 1948, shortly after South Korea’s liberation from Japan, thousands of residents of the Jeju Island have been massacred by their own government. The government had indiscriminately killed anyone seen within the mountainous regions of the island, under the proclaimed aim of eliminating any communist militias remaining in the island. Tragedy In Jeju: Behind a National Triumph (2019) highlights how a turn of events in the name of national triumph following independence resulted in the tragedy of a small island, and illustrates the past, present, and the future of the island in the context of what is now known as the Jeju April 3rd Massacre.

NHD Korea 2019 Senior Individual Documentary 3rd place entry.

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