Friday, October 23, 2015
Exhibits on the Dispersed Families TV Live Documentaries
Congratulations to KBS TV for its success on having its world's longest Live TV event recognized by UNESCO as one of the humankind's treasures....heritage.
Yup...at the KBS hall....there's this exhibition on the show complete with its commentaries, accounts, and scenes of the 이산가족 or...the dispersed families program.
The layouts of the exhibitions are divided into Korean and English versions with moving images from the original programs and some additional footages.
Pictures glaringly showing the histories of modern Korea....during Japanese occupation until the Korea War...which led to the division of the Peninsula and the dispersed families that it entailed.
Being in the exhibitions. ....really choked me up. I barely couls breathe....since I couldn't imagine how painfully sad it must've been for those families.
.....thankfully....the sounds narrating the stories are coming from these vintage radios.....it did help me soothe myself.
Seeing these records....just awed me.
Like...453 hours 45 minutes??? Yup...that's the length of the live TV show trying to connect the dispersed families.
TVs from around the world also reported what's happening in Korea at that time.
The then pres. Ronald Reagan also urged the North to engange in the program....then I learned there was an envoy from the North visited KBS.
Happily elated....finding their loved ones.
Burst into happy tears as they hugged their loved ones...
KBS TV station was liked changed into the sea of peoples trying desperately to find and meet their dispersed family members.
....hmm...too bad....why no one's there?????
It's heart~wrenching history of Modern Korea everyone (esp. younger generations) should know about.