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2018



Letters to Buriram

Essay, History, War, Anthropology, East Asia

Oh Min-wook

  • Korea / Taiwan
  • 90min

Synopsis

On September 26, 1958, cannonballs fell like rain into the strait between China and Taiwan. That night, Byung-woo Choi, a journalist from Hankook Ilbo, disappeared under the strait. Why did he end his life in this strait so far away from home? 58 years later in 2016, I met Hsiao Kaitzu in Tainan, the opposite side of the strait that journalist Byung-woo Choi had disappeared in. Two years later on February 6, 2018, an earthquake occurred in Hualian. This earthquake, reminds Hsiao of the fear she felt from the Tainan earthquake exactly two years ago, and she thinks of her mother who lives in Buriram, Thailand. She begins to write a letter to her mother about her apprehension and longing.

Director

  • Oh Min-wook

    Last Night (2016)A Roar of the Prairie (2015)Hialeah:People on the Prairie (2014)Ash: Re (2013)Phase (2012) This film comprises of images I have witnessedduring visits to my parents’ hometown in Geochang, South Gyeongsang Province. The images I gathered and arranged are my own interpretation of the experiences I have had while mowing my ancestors’ grave. Using these images, I would like to carefully bring out a historical event that has not yet ended - a carnage that we still face today.​ 

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