Han Cinema Publishes Series on Problems in Korean Film Industry

Hancinema.net recently ran a series of three articles by the American researcher William Schwartz on the difficulties he encountered trying to use Korean film archives, as well as problems with the film festivals here, including BIFF.

These articles are entirely from his perspective, with no comments from those he accuses. However, they are significant reading for anyone interested in researching anything on the peninsula, especially in light of my own experiences, which I recounted in my article for The Three Wise Monkeys last November.  In fact, Schwartz’s second article contains a link to my piece.

Like all first-hand accounts, these articles should be read with caution, but they do throw an interesting light on the workings of the Korean film industry:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Busanites will find part three of particular interest.

Image: Scott Mliddell

The Latest Haps

[su_tabs][su_tabs][su_tabs][su_tab title=”News”][su_posts posts_per_page=”4″ tax_term=”85″ tax_operator=”0″ author=”” offset=”” order=”desc”][/su_posts][/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Entertainment”][su_posts posts_per_page=”3″ tax_term=”3″ tax_operator=”0″ author=”” offset=”” order=”desc”][/su_posts][/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Lifestyle”][su_posts posts_per_page=”3″ tax_term=”90″ tax_operator=”0″ author=”” offset=”” order=”desc”][/su_posts][/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Food/Drink”][su_posts posts_per_page=”3″ tax_term=”98″ tax_operator=”0″ author=”” offset=”” order=”desc”][/su_posts][/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Travel”][su_posts posts_per_page=”3″ tax_term=”109″ tax_operator=”0″ author=”” offset=”” order=”desc”][/su_posts][/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Sports”][su_posts posts_per_page=”3″ tax_term=”214″ tax_operator=”0″ author=”” offset=”” order=”desc”][/su_posts][/su_tab][/su_tabs]

 

Hal Swindall
A California native, Hal Swindall received his PhD in comparative literature from UC Riverside and has wandered East Asia as a vagabond prof ever since. He teaches English conversation, writing and presentation skills at Woosong University in Daejeon.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Twice-weekly updates to your inbox

The Latest

Busan
overcast clouds
10.1 ° C
10.1 °
10.1 °
64 %
3kmh
100 %
Thu
13 °
Fri
15 °
Sat
13 °
Sun
12 °
Mon
7 °

Dine & Drink

Travel