This full-length documentary tells the story of modern Korea, a nation divided in half. 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 an emotion-charged journey into Korea’s broken heart, exploring the rhetoric and realism of reunification through the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. An eloquent tale of longing and hope, Tiger Spirit is an unforgettable portrait of Korea at a crossroads.
Min Sook Lee is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University, her area of research and practice focuses on the critical intersections of art+social change in labour, border politics, migration and social justice movements.
Do you work in the arts, culture and non-profit world and want to hear more from the folks who have made this city a cultural hub? Hot Docs and the Bloor St. Culture Corridor hold the fourth installation of this exciting discussion series.
Built for people working at all levels of the sector, this free and informal discussion series (with a bar!) features Toronto's leading arts, culture and non-profit professionals sharing the lessons they’ve learned while advancing their organizations and careers.