Docurama: Tiger Spirit
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
In Tiger Spirit filmmaker Min Sook Lee asks: “If North and South Korea did reunite – what would that look like?” Shot in South and North Korea, Tiger Spirit introduces two worlds split apart by one border but bound together by a sea of blood, family and memories. Korea is a divided nation. The psychic scar shared by families divided during the Korean War in the 1950’s is symbolized by the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing communist North from capitalist South. Along this infamous border, filmmaker Min Sook Lee begins a revelatory, emotionally-charged journey into Korea’s broken heart, exploring the rhetoric and realism of reunification through the extraordinary stories of ordinary people.