Cover image of the review
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, OUR DMZ (film still), 2021, Original text and music soundtrack, HD video, flexible dimensions, 21 min. Courtesy of the artist.

Negotiating Borders

2 Apr 2022
Korean Cultural Centre Australia 28 Jan - 29 Mar 2022

The Korean War (1950–53) is often referred to as the “Forgotten War”. Forgotten because its media coverage was censored and its memory overshadowed by both World War II and the Vietnam War. And yet, over seventeen thousand Australians served in it, and Australia became the second nation, behind the United States, to commit personnel from all three armed services. In doing so, Australia played a key role in a war that resulted in the death of more than three million Korean civilians and the construction and maintenance of one of the world’s most heavily militarised borders.

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