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Anyang, Paradise City

Journey through the layers of history that have shaped the South Korean city of Anyang and its environment. The film depicts events such as a tragic fire that killed 22 female workers during the 1988 Olympics; the painstaking excavation of a 1,000-year-old temple; the search for a legendary 500-year-old “grandmother tree” and an investigation into how Buddhism is interwoven into the region’s history. In Korean with English subtitles. Directed and photographed by Park Chan-kyong.