Directed by Brian Iglesias
2010, 85 mins
New York Premiere
Screening Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
6:30 PM: Screening
8:00 PM: Q&A with Director
THE KOREA SOCIETY PRESENTS SPECIAL SCREENING
OF CHOSIN AT SYMPHONY SPACE
A gripping documentary on one of the U.S. Marine Corps defining battles, with moving testimonials by Marine and Army veterans who survived, honoring those lost and relishing their part in helping build a modern Korea.
In commemoration of the 60 anniversary of the Korean War, The Korea Society presents a special screening of Chosin, a documentary film that preserves the personal stories of veterans who survived the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. In the harsh winter of 1950, numerically inferior American forces found themselves surrounded by the Chinese People's Volunteer Army.
In addition to the enemy, the Americans battled the rugged Korean terrain and arctic conditions to break out of the encirclement and escort approximately 91,000 refugees to safety. For their actions, American servicemen received 14 Medals of Honor and 70 Navy Crosses (more than were awarded for the Battle of Iwo Jima). Chosin will be the first documentary film to tell their remarkable story. It won Best Documentary Feature award at the GI Film Festival 2010.
This special screening will take place at:
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