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South Korea the struggle for democracy

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Alternate title:Struggle for democracy
Summary:Using news footage and interviews with government officials, dissidents, journalists, and average citizens, this program examines South Korea's ongoing struggle for democracy within the context of its turbulent history. Topics include the North/South partition, the Korean War, student and union riots, and the justification of military rule under the guise of national security.
In English and Korean with English subtitles and voiceovers.
Contributor:Park, Jin
Provider:British Broadcasting Corporation
Open University
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Democracy Korea (South)
Human rights Korea (South)
Political prisoners Korea (South)
College students Korea (South) Political activity
Political activists Korea (South)
Women Korea (South) Social conditions
Labor movement Korea (South)
Labor unions Korea (South)
Korea (South) History 20th century
Korea (South) Social conditions 1960
Korea (South) Politics and government 1960-1988
Credits:Park Jin (Sec. for Pol. Affairs), Yi Dae Hoon (People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy), Park Chung Hee (President, South Korea, 1961-79), General Chun Seun Hwa, Jang Sun Woo (film director), Kim Keum Dae (Youth Fed. for Democracy, 83-85), Shim Jae Hoon (journalist), Yi Young Soon (City councilor), Kim Young Bae (Conf. of Trade Unions), Suh Jun Suk (Sarangbang Centre for Human Rights), Ryu Eun Sook (activist) Narrator: David Potter. Camera, Charlie Lee; editor, Fiona Haigh.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Asian Studies
Government, Law, Politics
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