World Ch. Schedule : FRI 07:30 KST
* Date : 2020-04-17
Special guests attended the Academy Awards back in February. Two women and two men invited at the ceremony each wore yellow name tags. They were the mothers of the students that died in the Sewol-ho ferry disaster and Yi Seung-jun, director of a documentary about the incident, “In the Absence.”
What did director Yi want to convey through his film—the first-ever Academy-nominated Korean documentary?
As we mark the 6th anniversary of the tragic sinking, we listen to director Yi’s take on what should not be forgotten regardless of how much time has passed since the accident.
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The Sewol-ho Ferry sank off the southwestern tip of the country on April 16, 2014. Of the 476 passengers onboard, only 172 survived, and the disaster left a painful and lasting imprint on Korean society. 6 years on, efforts are still made to remember the tragedy and demand further investigation into the cause of sinking. In commemoration of its sixth anniversary on April 16, NOW meets citizens to recall the memories of the day and to hear about their will to remember the victims.
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A classroom at Danwon high school hasn’t progressed a second since April 2014. How does the ‘4.16 memorial classroom’ in April 2020 differ from 6 years ago? Go-woon’s mother has been guiding mourners at the memorial classroom for six years. Ye-jin’s mother became a musical actress to fulfill her daughter’s dream, and Soo-yeon’s father remembers the lost children by working at a woodshop and giving new life to the dead trees. We listen to the stories of the families who lost their loved ones in the accident.
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