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oktober, 2018

lør13okt16:00lør17:30Film - Norgespremiere: The Village vs. Empire (SA / KOR)L-1816:00 - 17:30 Mezzaninen Arrangør/organisasjon: Stiftelsen Karibu Form:FilmvisningSpråk:EnglishNivå:Grunnleggende nivå


Hver dag, protesterer landsbyborene i Gangjeong på Jeju-øya (Sør-Korea) mot bygningen av en stor militærbase som kaster øya inn i et geo-politisk maktspill mellom USA, Kina og Sør-Korea. Norgespremiere på dokumentarfilmen fra Sør-Afrikanske regissøren og Emmy-pris vinneren Mark Kaplan.


(Lørdag) 16:00 - 17:30



Hausmanns gate 16


Stiftelsen Karibu


Mark Kaplan (regissør - Sør-Afrika), Nefise Özkal Lorentzen (co-produsent, Norge)

Engelsk beskrivelse

Join in the Norwegian Premiere of the documentary film "The Village vs. Empire"!   Jeju Island, off the coast of South Korea, is also known as Stone Island, Peace Island, and Women’s Island. It is home to no less than seven world heritage sites. But it is a paradise with dark side. Here on this tiny ecologically unique island, a village is confronting an empire. In Gangjeong village, on the southern tip the island, the U.S. and the South Korean navies have been building a huge naval base as part of a geopolitical strategy to ring-fence China. They are thus thrusting the islanders in the crosshairs of future conflict. Emmy-award winning South African director Mark J. Kaplan's film, "Village vs. Empire", sheds light on Jeju and the daily non-violent resistance efforts against the military base. The film lifts up stories moral imagination of the villagers who are resisting the base, and the seemingly immovable forces they face. Noam Chomsky says: "The villagers of the most affected region have been conducting a most impressive and courageous non-violent campaign to prevent these dangerous and destructive programs, facing severe repression and state violence, also seeking crucial international support. To learn more about this remarkable story, I urge you to watch this film." The film has received support from Fritt ord and the Karibu Foundation, and was co-produced by Grey Matter Media (South Africa) and Integral Film (Norway). Facebook event: Trailer: