War cannot be measured in victory. Only in loss. The Korean peninsula is, perhaps, our greatest monument to loss in the 21st century. At the time of writing, conflict between North and South has been ongoing for 73 years, 3 months, and 2 weeks. It is the longest-running conflict in living memory. It has killed 1,200,000 million people. It has permanently divided one people and one nation.
The impact of conflict in Korea was as immediate as it has been devastating. Warfare triggered massive internal migration. Five million civilians were displaced from their families and forced to flee north and south.
A geography and a people divided. Wives were torn from husbands. Children from parents. Siblings from one another. The displaced and the abducted had no possibility of returning home. This is not history. It remains a reality.
The Family Lines will document the human aftermath of conflict in Korea by looking at the cultural relevance of family unity in Korean society and contrasting it with the lives and stories of families divided in the Korean War.
EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: 2020 - 2023
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