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An Evening on Korea: The Dangers of War and the Hopes for Peace
March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Special Feature Film
“The Game of Their Lives”, a film that provides a very exciting, heart-warming, and deeply humanizing look at the North Korea of the Cold War era that U.S. audiences can relate to. In 1966, DPRK won a berth at the World Cup held in England. The story of the players, how they got there, how they were received at the height of the Cold War, the drama of the games, the totally unexpected embrace by the city of Middlesborough, and what became of the team over the years – is absolutely gripping. So much so that several Korean American organizations sponsored a national screening tour of the film in 2003 with the British filmmakers, Dan Gordon and Nick Bonner. These screenings were among the first real exposures of North Koreans/North Korea to the US public including Korean Americans. And the response was incredible.
7pm Thursday, March 8
Cambridge Friends Center
5 Longfellow Park (off Brattle Street, out of Harvard Square) in Cambridge
Film followed by short update on the new national effort to “Continue the Korean Truce” with Paul Shannon of the National Collaboration on Korea.
The United Nations called for an Olympic Truce to last from Feb. 2 to March 25. During the Olympics and Paralympics we have seen the first high level discussions between North and South Korea in many years. The people of the world saw the United States suspend joint military exercises and North Korea suspend nuclear weapons and missile tests. We saw North Koreans and South Koreans marching together in the opening ceremony under the banner of a unified Korea. New discussions are being planned. But the U.S. is planning to resume military exercises in Korea soon after March 25
We must do everything we can to support the efforts among Koreans to build on the momentum toward a peace process: We must raise our demand that the Olympic Truce be continued after March 25.