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Tears of the Bugs

Director JEONG Heedo, LEE Seyoung
Info
  • Korea, UK│
  • 2016│
  • 61min│
  • HD│
  • color/b&w│
  • Feature Film │
  • Documentary

Overview

Philip Jones Griffith was a U.K. wartime photographer during the Vietnam War. He decides to reconstruct the Vietnam War from the point of view of the victims. A documentary that takes the form of an essay using photographs of victims who fell as they were treated worse than bugs.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
223 2016. 04. 30 13:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 HEK15
436 2016. 05. 02 18:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 HEK15
743 2016. 05. 05 18:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 HEK15GV

Review

Philip Jones Griffiths is a Welsh photographer who covered the Vietnam War. He reconstructs the war from the victims’ perspective. The photographs of victims who were treated more badly than bugs are formed into an essay and his camera recollects the horrific memories. Since the Vietnam War broke out on November 1, 1965, it produced the most number of casualties with Korea sending the second largest number of troops after the U.S. The film highlights the role of Korean soldiers during the war and covers the traces of Korean soldiers told by the Vietnamese. After 40 years, the Vietnam War that we remember is different from the one that the Vietnamese remember and the places where they live contain the scars. Philip’s pictures contain the tears of victims who fell and leave shocking images in the mind. (KIM Youngjin)

Credit

Director JEONG Heedo, LEE Seyoung
Producer Gareth WILLIAMS, PARK Bumjin
Cinematography Haydn DENMAN, LEE Sanghun
Editor Tristan LEWIS, PARK Bumjin
Music PYO Shinyub, Elisabeth Town
Cast AHN Sung-kee(Narration), LEE Koeun, Noam CHOMSKY, Wyre DAVIES

Director

JEONG Heedo

Born in Namwon, Jeonbuk. M.A. from Yewon Arts University Graduate School of Culture Business Entrepreneurship. Directed Memories of Wales(2014) and Tears of the Blood-TV documentaries broadcast on S4C.

LEE Seyoung

Graduated the MFA program in communication at Yonsei University. Works on artistic documentary projects combining photography and video. Begging Island: Let It Be, which Lee co-directed in 2014, was invited to Korea Cinemascape of the 15th Jeonju International Film Festival.

Trailer

(Tears of the Bugs) DIR. JEONG Heedo, LEE Seyoung

Philip Jones Griffith was a U.K. wartime photographer during the Vietnam War. He decides to reconstruct the Vietnam War from the point of view of the victims. A documentary that takes the form of an essay using photographs of victims who fell as they were treated worse than bugs.