Post Modern Korea

South Koreans in the early 1990s became more confident in their developing economic power and that confidence could be seen in different areas. On the other hand, anti-Japanese sentiment was growing due to unstable relations between Korea/Japan.
This marked the end of an era as this campaign led to the demolition of the former colonial Japanese government building (the National Museum of Korea at the time). This old building, an overpowering presence for 70 years, was demolished in 1995 on the 50th anniversary of Korea’s independence.
Can it be said that the ‘Setting History Upright Again’ campaign was successful?

  • TaeWoong Lee
  • Jisun Youm
  • Jong-In Park
  • TaekHwan Lee
  • EunSoo Park
    Archive Footage
  • Sang-In Kim
    Archive Footage
  • SungHwi Park
    Archive Footage
  • BoRam Kim
  • Kijo Kimm
    Art director
  • Minjun Park
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Television, Other
  • Genres:
    Archive Based, Korea-Japan, Movement of History Upright Again
  • Runtime:
    46 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan, Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 24th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival #Bifan
    Korea, Republic of
    July 8, 2021
    Domestic Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 57th Baeksang Arts Awards
    Korea, Republic of
    May 13, 2021
    Best Educational Show
Distribution Information
  • KBS Media
    Sales Agent
    Country: Korea, Republic of
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - TaeWoong Lee

Taewoong Lee has been working at production team for KBS since 2003 and mainly directed Contemporary History documentaries. His works include Hurray for the Best Ssireum Wrestler (2011), Space and Pressure (2012), Number Game (2016), and 88/18 (2018) and "Modern Korea" Series Documentary of KBS archive project.

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