Private Project


In Jeju Island, considered the Hawaii of Korea, an incident surnamed "Jeju April 3rd" killed about 1 in 10 people, under control of the U.S. military government, shortly after liberation from Japanese colonial rule. In this film, the children who survived the massacre 70 years ago testify with their drawings.

  • Jude KANG
    Grandma’s diving spot / A letter that bloom flowers
  • Jude KANG
    Grandma’s diving spot / A letter that bloom flowers
  • Jude KANG
    Grandma’s diving spot / A letter that bloom flowers
  • GO Wan-soon
    Key Cast
    "GO Wan-soon"
  • KIM Bu-ja
    Key Cast
    "KIM Bu-ja"
  • MUN Jung-sim
    Key Cast
    "MUN Jung-sim"
  • YANG A-hong
    Key Cast
    "YANG A-hong"
  • JUNG Gyung-soon
    Key Cast
    "JUNG Gyung-soon"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Jeonju International Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    May 1, 2021
    World Premiere
    Korean Competition for Shorts
  • Wildflower Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    June 5, 2021
    SBA short animation
  • Daegu Independent Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    August 28, 2021
    Competition for Shorts
  • DMZ International Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    September 12, 2021
    Competition for Shorts
  • Indieanifest
    Korea, Republic of
    September 12, 2021
    Competition for Shorts
  • Jeongdongjin Independent Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    September 26, 2021
    Competition for Shorts
  • Jeju Hondie Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    September 30, 2021
    Opening film
  • GwangHwaMun International Short Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    October 16, 2021
    KOREAN Competition
Distribution Information
    Country: Korea, Republic of
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jude KANG

Born in 1987, Seoul, Korea. Including her main work Grandma’s diving spot (2012), she directed 5 films. She won the Grand Prize at the Asiana International Short Film Festival for Grandma’s diving spot.

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Director Statement

While Jeju Island attracts many tourists, there are those who still live on the island even after losing their families and neighbors 70 years ago. During 'Jeju 4•3', while the country was slaughtering civilians, people struggled to survive from the coercive military and police, and resisting rioters. Children, who had nothing to do with ideology, lost their mothers and watched their family members die. 70 years later, those children have now grown into old, but 'Jeju 4•3' remains unsettled and it continues to drift between contrasting ideologies. What can compensate for the lives of these people who have lost their loved ones at such an early age? The least we can do is listen to their stories, events that have never been spoken of for 70 years. By illustrating what they have witnessed alongside capturing their now-wrinkled expressions and gestures on camera, we can go back in time.