오타와에도 K-Pop 과 소녀시대를 좋아하는 캐나다인들이 많습니다. 그들은 처음엔 한국인의 춤솜씨와 노래에 반하였다가 점점더 한국인과 한국문화, 그리고 역사에 대해 관심을 갖게 되는 듯합니다. 잘 모르는 캐나다인들에게 우리 한국인의 긴 역사 속에 아물지 않은 아픔이 깃들여 있음을알리기는 그리 쉽지 않습니다. 제2차 세계대전시 일본군에 의해 종군위안부로 끌려가 지옥과 같은 삶을 살았던 분들이 그 역사를 눈물로 증언합니다.
영화 “귀향(Spirits’ Homecoming)”을 오타와에서 상영합니다.
한국 전쟁 역사의 아픔을 잘 알고 있는 어른 세대는 물론이고, 캐나다인으로 자라고 있는 젊은 세대 한국인들과 많은 현지 캐나다인들이 이 영화를 관람하여, 이러한 역사가 다시는 되풀이 되지않기를 함께 소망하는 시간을 갖고자 합니다.
코윈캐나다, 코윈오타와, 한웨이 소사이어티가 공동 주관하여 마련하였으며, 영화의 수익금의 일부는 위안부 할머니들께서 함께 살고 계시는 “나눔의 집”에 기부합니다.
가족과 주변의 이웃, 직장 동료들, 친지들과 함께 오시기 바랍니다.
· 영화제목: 귀향 (Spirits’ Homecoming)
· 상영일시: 2016년 9월 9일(금) 7시 (6시부터 차와 음료 제공)
· 장소: Algonquin Commons Theatre
· 주소: 1385 Woodroffe Ave. Building E Ottawa, ON
· 주차: 극장 앞 무료주차 (Red lot 8,Green lot 9, the Pay and Display lot 12)
· 티켓 구매처
- online : algonquinsa.ticketfly.com
- offline: 알곤퀸 극장 Box office, 각 종교단체, 코윈임원
· 가격: 10불
· 15세 이상 관람가
코윈캐나다 코윈오타와 한웨이 소사이어티 드림
아래는 위키피디아에 소개된 귀향 영화의 일부를 발췌한 내용입니다.
캐나다인들에게 소개할 때 참고하시기 바랍니다.
Spirits’ Homecoming (Korean: 귀향) is a 2016 South Korean period dramafilm written and directed by Cho Jung-rae. It was released in South Korea on February 24, 2016. Production of the movie was halted several times because of financial issues. But 75,200 people donated for the movie to be finished. The date of screening was delayed due to lack of screens to show the movie. However, people brought tickets in advance and issued petitions for the movie to be screened in more cinemas. The first screening was March 1, the Anniversary of the Samil Independence Movement.
The movie “Spirit’s Homecoming” is set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1943. The movie tells the story of 14-year old Jung-min and 16-year old Young-hee. Jung Min's family is poor due to frequent warfare but live happily and peacefully. Because Young-hee's parents died during the war, Young-hee has to take care of her younger brothers. One day, Japanese soldiers kidnap the two girls in order to use them as 'Comfort Women'. Jung-min and Young-hee plan to escape because of the constant sexual assault and beatings. However, while Young-hee succeeds, Jung-min is killed by the Japanese soldiers.
Motive of the movie
The director, Cho Jung-rae got the inspiration for the movie from a painting by Kang Il-chul. When a young girl, she was abused by the Japanese soldiers as a 'Comfort Woman'. The drawing shows a situation she experienced herself: Japan soldiers pull the 'Comfort Women' who were suffering from diseases or weaknesses to the incinerator and shoot them. The soldiers then set the dead bodies on fire to destroy any proof of what they have done to the girls. Kang Il-chul drew the picture during a psychological treatment session. Through his movie, director Cho Jung-rae wants to reach the 'Comfort Women' who cannot go back to their hometowns and wants to console the damaged memories of the old 'Comfort Women'.
Who were 'Comfort Women'?
Japanese Soldiers kidnapped young Korean girls to satisfy their sexual desires during the Second World War. The girls were taken to Japanese brothels in Korea under Japanese rule. There, they suffered continuous sexual and physical assaults as well as torture being called Military Sexual Slaves for Japan. However, because of the brutality of the Japanese Soldiers, if the women became pregnant, sick or weak, they were killed since there was no reason to keep them alive.