Children Underground

Children Underground

Documentaries with topics that are discussed from a distant and non-emotional perspective are easy to assess from a logical standpoint. However, when a documentary zooms in on specific individuals, families, communities, etc it suddenly becomes a lot more personal. Depending on the filmmakers’ approach, the narrow focus could result in the experiences of those individuals being felt more acutely or there can be a feeling of unease as a result of knowing that the plight and suffering of another human being is being displayed for your entertainment. My feelings straddled the fence a between those two points while watching Children Underground.


Silenced (aka The Crucible aka Dogani)

Silenced DVD

Silenced was adapted from a best-selling book by Gong Ji-young entitled The Crucible (aka Dogani). The book and movie recount the true story of South Korean students who were sexually and physically abused by teachers and administrators while attending a school for the hearing-impaired.