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A Forgotten People: The Sakhalin Koreans

June 6, 2003
A Forgotten People: The Sakhalin Koreans

1995, 59 min., video. Directed and written by Dai-sil Kim-Gibson. Print courtesy of Dai-sil Kim-Gibson.


A moving documentary on the fate of the Korean forced laborers who were taken by the Japanese to Sakhalin Island in Japan-occupied Russia during World War II. Victims of wartime colonial policy and the international politics of the postwar Cold War period, they fell into the hands of the Soviet Union in 1945 and were forgotten during the next half century. Director Dai-sil Kim-Gibson introduces the film.

  • June 6, 2003
  • 6:30 pm