Tiger Spirit

Tiger Spirit

                                Tiger Spirit
| 52 min

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.

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  • animation
    Moni Hillman
  • director
    Min Sook Lee
  • writer
    Min Sook Lee
  • producer
    Ed Barreveld
    Min Sook Lee
    Anita Lee
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • director of photography
    Stanislaw Barua
    Mark Ellam
    Michael Grippo
  • editor
    Ricardo Acosta
  • location sound
    Sanjay Mehta
  • music composer
    Mark Korven
  • narrator
    Min Sook Lee
  • animation
    Ghost FX
    Tom Hillman
    Jaime Torres
  • sound editor
    Marvyn Dennis
    Steven Toepell
  • sound design
    Daniel Pellerin
  • mixing supervisor
    Daniel Pellerin
  • archival research
    Tanya Fleet
  • interviewee
    Sun Nam Lim
    Hyang Sam Park
    Ok Young Cheon
    Ok Soon Cheon
    Kyung Chul Kim
    Jin Hwa Chung
    Won Seok Lee
    Hye In Chung
    Hyun Jun Kim
    Young Sik Kim
    Joo Ok Kim
    Jung Ja Kim
    Jong Sul Kwon
    Eun Sik Kim

  • edgy4sst

    i remember looking through binoculars in 1997. how strange the separation then & it continues. open the borders. unite the people and the land.

    edgy4sst, 16 Dec 2012
  • chaimfine

    Done with great feeling.

    chaimfine, 11 Dec 2010