Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video, made by Korean filmmakers, tells the story of the Korean War, which is generally considered to be the event marking the beginning of the Cold War. The partitioning of Korea took place at the end of World War II, and like many such geographical divisions, simply led to further complications. This film looks at the development of the standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union, as both nations vied for influence in Korea. The 38th parallel of that country was where the line was drawn in the sand, leading to the division of the North and the South. The previously unified country found itself in the center of ideological as well as physical warfare. Front-line battle footage is combined with first-person accounts of war veterans for a realistic documentary.
Communism, Korea, war