6:47 pm - 04/18/2019
Yi Seung-jun's Documentary "In the Absence" About Sewol Tragedy (CW)
"In the Absence is an unflinching look at the Sewol ferry disaster in South Korea. Employing extensive archival material and in-depth historical research, it tells the story of the Sewol, a ferry that capsized and sank in the Yellow Sea on 16 April 2014, killing more than 300 people, mostly high school students on a field trip. Visual and audio material gathered at the time is integrated with new footage to create what is both a compelling narrative and a valuable historical document." CONTENT WARNING: This doc features footage from inside the ferry/its passengers and real time footage as it sank (though nothing inside the cabin of people as it was sinking).
Winner of the World Press Photo 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest, Long
source: The New Yorker