Chronicling the Nineties
Kim Duk-chul and Mori Yasuyuki
Together with Mori Yasuyuki, YIDFF regular and cinematographer Kim Duk-chul presents an image of the youth of the future who, overcoming an adverse history, rise above national borders to build true friendship.
The River of Reconciliation(“Watari gawa”)
JAPAN / 1994 / Japanese / Color / 16mm / 90 min / English subtitled version
Directors: Kim Duk-chul, Mori Yasuyuki
Photography: Kim Duk-chul
Editing: Yoshida Eiko
Sound: Koga Yoichi
Music: Hara Masami
Narrator: Igawa Hisashi
Producer: Mori Yasuyuki
Production Committee: The River of Reconciliation Production Committee
Source: Kim Duk-chul
Surrounded by the beautiful natural environment of the Shimanto River in Kochi, students of the Hata High School Seminar consider what they can do to bring about real friendship between Japan and Korea by listening to the wartime experiences of their own grandparents, participating in exchanges with Kobe Korean High School students and through their encounter with a former military comfort woman, Kim Hak-sun, in Korea. Mori Yasuyuki, who directed The Ocean of Bikini Doesn’t Forget (1990), and the cinematographer of Yun’s Town (1989), Kim Duk-chul, co-directed this film in their search for new encounters between people that overcome both borders and time.