* Date : 2018-03-29
4 Angles Ep.214
▶Cafe Tong for Marriage Migrants in Korea
Korea is becoming more diverse with foreign population surpassing the 2-million-mark. International migrant workers account for a vast majority, but of them are foreign brides as well. Nearly 100,000 foreign women came to the country last year alone to marry Korean men. Let's take a glimpse of their lives in a foreign land, and how they assimilate into mainstream society.
▶Singing for Hope: Spring Day
A group of homeless people gathered in the name of music after facing the winds of adversity. Using the universal language, they are spreading hope and courage to those in times of hardship. It's the band Spring Day. Along with their activities as musicians, the members sell The Big Issue for 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, leading stable lives both emotionally and financially. After all that they've been through, the Spring Day members are now illuminating people's lives to fill their hearts with hope.
▶The Dongmyo Flea Market
Every day, an array of street stalls open up along the stonewalls of Dongmyo Park - it's the Dongmyo Flea Market. This place captures traces of old Korea before the rapid development and all kinds of second-hand goods from bygone eras, ranging from clothing to foreign snacks, watches, old books, and vinyl records. Let's visit the site, feel the old Seoul and learn about its turbulent history.
▶The Volunteer Group UniSeed
The cumulative number of North Korean defectors in South Korea has exceeded 30,000, and they have started new lives in the country with humanitarian support. Among them are students who give back the warmth they received to those in need – UniSeed. Once beneficiaries, these North Korean defectors have turned into reciprocators of the love they've received in the South and hope to build a bridge for reunification through the seeds of "sharing" and "love" they planted. Let's meet UniSeed.