By Il-Gon SONG

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Documentary - Completed 2009

The director came across a story about Chosun people who were sent to Cuba and forced to live there 100 years ago. He follows the lives of the descendents of people. During this journey, the director finds one thread of hope among the love, anxiety, and longing of a thousand people.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Il-Gon SONG
    • Writer(s)
    • Il-Gon SONG
    • Producer(s)
    • Susan CHAE (TheunDa Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Back in 1905, just before the onset of the Japanese military occupation over Joseon (present day Korea), about 300 people fled to Cuba via Mexico. With hopes of returning home wealthy, they worked tenaciously at henequen farms. They established their own Korean schools and sent money back to finance the independence movements against Japan, and even eventually partaking in the revolution of Che Guevera.
      At 2009, the present time, their descendants still reside in Cuba, some as well known painters, musicians and ballerinas, never forgetting their ethnic identity- “Coreano.” Set in Cuba, the home of sensuous Latin music and the Latin Salsa, cha-cha dancing, and the country of the revolution and passion; this film follows the amazing, but heartbreaking stories of the Koreans. The film explores the idea of hope, love and anxiety; and the deep longing of a people removed from their home.