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Tiger Spirit ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB546549
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Ed Barreveld, Min Sook Lee, Anita Lee, Silva Basmajian
Directors:  Min Sook Lee
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal),Storyline Entertainment Inc. (Toronto)
Subject:  Canadian History, Civics, Diversity, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Global Studies, Politics, Social Issues, Social Studies, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2008
Running Time:  73m 19s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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WINNER – 2009 DONALD BRITTAIN GEMINI AWARD

FOR BEST SOCIAL/ POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM



Korea is a divided nation. The psychic scar shared by families divided
during the Korean War in the 1950s is symbolized by the Demilitarized Zone
(DMZ) dividing communist North from capitalist South. Along this infamous
border, filmmaker Min Sook Lee begins a revelatory, emotion-charged journey
into Korea’s broken heart, exploring the rhetoric and realism of reunification
through the extraordinary stories of ordinary people.



Lee joins one man’s quest to prove the tiger, a symbol of resilience in
Korean mythology, still lives in the DMZ. But Lee delves deeper than symbols,
asking the crucial question—how will the two Koreas be put back together? In
the South, we meet elderly Koreans waiting for news of relatives and young
defectors haunted by memories of escape. In the North, we visit an
inter-Korean economic project and gain unprecedented access to a
state-sanctioned family reunion.



An eloquent tale of longing and hope, Tiger Spirit is
an unforgettable portrait of Korea at a crossroads.













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