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Ode to the Unsung Heroes

This documentary deeply reflects the historical background of former Korean miners and nurses who were dispatched to Germany in the 1960s and 1970s in an effort to revitalize the nation’s devastated economy after the Korean War. The compilation of interviews with these heroes’ explore the feelings, thoughts, and drive that had incited them to sacrifice their youth to work in a foreign land. The goal of this film is to have the audience to get a glimpse of what these individuals experienced, and hopefully get a sense of appreciation for the sacrifices that were made to have the Korean society we have today. The ultimate purpose of the film is to give recognition to this historical event that instigated the development of the Korean economy and allowed the nation to now be recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

  • Keun Young Ko
  • Keun Young Ko
  • Keun Young Ko
  • Cheol-gyeong Kim
    Key Cast
  • Il-jong Kwon
    Key Cast
  • Yong-chan Bae
    Key Cast
  • Gi-bok Yun
    Key Cast
  • Keun Young Ko
    Key Cast
  • Chawon Jung
  • Jun Lee
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 6, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Korean
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Keun Young Ko

Keun Young Ko is currently a senior at Korea International School in Seoul, South Korea. Growing up in both South Korea and Germany, Keun Young enjoys exploring the history, culture, and language of both countries.

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