Grandmother's Flower

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Barcode: 58961951 Material Type: Video -Digital Time: 89 min. Date: 2007 Language: Korean Creator: Directed by Jeong-hyun Mun Description: When director Mun accidentally discovered the diaries of his late granduncle, who was mentally ill, he unexpectedly learned about his family's secret history. The small mountain village in South Jeolla Province where Mun's family lived, was nursing the wounds from conflicts of class, ideology as well as from the displacement of family members in South and North Korea, and even in Japan. It turned out that the history of his family contained all the tragedies of modern Korean history, a history he had only known through textbooks. This interesting documentary investigates a complex history linking the repercussions of Japanese colonialism and the Korean War to the director's family memories. Collection: Language Resource Center