March 21st – 22nd, 2013. University of Sydney and Sydney Cheil Church
Panoptic Perspectives is the title of a two-day film event, organized by scholars from institutions in Sydney and Canberra, to be held in venues at Sydney University and Sydney Cheil Church (Strathfield).
The purpose of this event is to offer different perspectives on a phenomenon much discussed in the popular media, but rarely considered beyond the singular, highly politicized and bi-polemic story of good and evil, right and wrong – North Korea.
Through the medium of film, and the discussion by guest speakers that will precede and follow each screening, it is hoped the audience will gain a more nuanced understanding of some of the issues surrounding ‘North Korea’ and the North Korean people.
Over two nights, the following three films will be screened:
The Journals of Musan (2011). Directed by Park Jungbum
A Schoolgirl’s Diary (2007). Directed by Jang In-hak
Yodok Stories (2008). Directed by Andrzej Fidyk
Each screening is preceded by a short talk introducing the key themes of the film. Each film will also be followed by a questions and answers session for the benefit of the audience.
Guest speakers include Park Jungbum, director of The Journals of Musan
Admission (access per day)
Strathfield Screenings: Student $5 Adult $10
USYD Screenings: Free (suggested donations of $5/$10)
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This event is made possible by the kind support of the Toyota Foundation, UTS, the University of Sydney, the Korea Institute ANU and the North Korean Transnational Supporting Association.