The documentary film 'Dear Respected and Beloved Nationals' (Director Kim Jin-Hong), which opens the new year, was selected as the opening film of the 2021 Bitgaram International Peace Film Festival to be held on the 16th.
'Dear Respected and Beloved Nationals' is a moving documentary film depicting the story of former President Kim Dae-jung, who worked with the people to overcome the dictatorship and overcame the hurdles of death five times, and achieved a horizontal regime change at the end of the fourth period of three wars.
A new political rookie who challenged the first presidency against the dictatorship in 1971, a death row inmate who was sentenced to death for fabricating a rebellion plot by the new military in 1980, and kidnapped, exiled, and imprisoned until he became president in 1997 after the uprising in June 1987. It features dense composition and directing of the struggles of Kim Dae-jung and the citizens, who risked everything to overcome the hurdles of death and blossom the flower of democracy.
In particular, interviews and rare videos of people from all walks of life such as Lee Jae-jeong, Yoo Shimin, and Moon Seong-geun are expected to vividly convey the twists and turns of Korean modern history and deliver deep resonance and emotion.
'Dear Respected and Beloved Nationals', which tells the story of democracy centered on former President Kim Dae-jung's epic struggle, was selected as the opening film of the 2021 Bitgaram International Peace Film Festival and is drawing keen attention ahead of the new year's release when the 20th presidential election is held. It is drawing attention as it is about to be released.
The 2021 Bitgaram International Peace Film Festival, which will begin with the screening of the opening film of 'Dear Respected and Beloved Nationals', will be held at CGV Naju, Gwangju Jeonnam Joint Innovation City, from the 16th to the 18th under the theme of 'Light of Hope and Peace Together'.
Meanwhile, the documentary film is scheduled to be released in January this year.