Korean Film Festival Hits PCC

By Quinn Everts|April 14, 2017Announcements|

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Bringing together folks from all walks of life and all around the world, along with the meshing of different cultures is a wonderful thing, and no other place unites such a diverse group of people quite like a college does. From April 21-29, the Korean Culture Appreciation Club (KCAC) presents Korean Film Festival with the goal to celebrate and honor Korean culture through film. Terri Whang, Media Specialist and ASPCC member at the Rock Creek campus, explained that, “Despite the growing number of students of Korean ethnicity at PCC, there haven’t been many events related to Korean culture, so we wanted to have an event that’s fun and also educational.”

The first stop for the Film Fest is the Rock Creek campus on Friday, April 21st from 2-7 PM in the auditorium of Building #3. Two films will be playing at Rock Creek, starting with “The Way Home,” a critically acclaimed film about a young boy who gets an extreme change of scenery after moving from the big city to the rural countryside. Following that will be “Tae Guk Gi,” a powerful war film about two brothers drafted into war, and forced to fight for their country as the Korean War broke out.

Sylvania and Rock Creek will also host this event, with the Film Fest coming to Sylvania on Friday, April 28th from 2-9 and finishing off at Cascade on Saturday, April 29th from 12-6 PM. The movies for those two campuses are TBA. A valid photo ID must be brought for films rated PG-13 or higher.

This event is completely free to attend, and snacks will be sold at each campus, with the proceeds going to benefit the KCAC. Bringing together folks from all walks of life and all around the world, along with the meshing of different cultures is a wonderful thing, and no other place unites such a diverse group of people quite like a college does. From April 21-29, the Korean Culture Appreciation Club (KCAC) presents Korean Film Festival with the goal to celebrate and honor Korean culture through film. Terri Whang, Media Specialist and ASPCC member at the Rock Creek campus, explained that, “Despite the growing number of students of Korean ethnicity at PCC, there hasn’t been many events related to Korean culture, so we wanted to have an event that’s fun and also educational.”

The first stop for the Film Fest is the Rock Creek campus on Friday, April 21st from 2-7 PM in the auditorium of Building #3. Two films will be playing at Rock Creek, starting with “The Way Home,” a critically acclaimed film about a young boy who gets an extreme change of scenery after moving from the big city to the rural countryside. Following that will be ‘Tae Guk Gi’, a powerful war film about two brothers drafted into war, and forced to fight for their country as the Korean War broke out.

Sylvania and Rock Creek will also host this event, with the Film Fest coming to Sylvania on Friday, April 28th from 2-9 and finishing off at Cascade on Saturday, April 29th from 12-6 PM. The movies for those two campuses are TBA. A valid photo ID must be brought for films rated PG-13 or higher.

This event is completely free to attend, and snacks will be sold at each campus, with the proceeds going to benefit the KCAC. Contact Terri Whang for more information.

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