THE TRUTH SHALL NOT SINK WITH SEWOL

DA-YI-BING BEL

By Sang-Ho LEE, Hae-Ryong AHN

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Documentary - Completed 2014

The media is busy inventing news, while victims remain silent.

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Busan - BIFF/APM 2014
Salaya International Documentary Film Festival 2015
LA Asian Pacific Film Fest 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sang-Ho LEE, Hae-Ryong AHN
    • Writer(s)
    • Chae-Jeong PARK
    • Synopsis
    • On April 16th, 2014, the ferry Sewol sank off in the southwestern coast of Korea. Only 174 out of 476 passengers managed to escape. While covering the story, the journalist LEE Sang-ho learns of ‘diving bell’, a rigid chamber which enables the divers to stay underwater much longer. When a diving bell arrives at the scene on April 20th, the Coast Guard does not permit them to deploy the diving bell. Four days later the diving bell is called back to the harbor by the demands of the missing ones’ families. Meanwhile the media makes haste to report the diving bell which never had a chance to hit the water as a ‘failure’. Why did the Coast Guard stop it from being deployed? Why has been the mainstream media so biased against the diving bell?
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