* Date : 2016-11-05
A film festival that prompts thoughts on reunification through films that are 29 seconds long, less than half a minute, has opened. This year, about 200 films entered in the festival, attesting to the attention and interest the festival is gaining. We visit the site of the festival in this segment.
Nongak is a popular performing art derived from communal rites and rustic entertainments. It has evolved into a representative performing art of Korea, combining a percussion ensemble and sometimes wind instruments, parading, dancing, drama and acrobatic feats. In 2014, Nongak was added to UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. With this acknowledgement, we anticipate the day North and South Korea will get together and enjoy Nongak with one voice and spirit.