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The Korean War was a conflict between North and South Korea that lasted roughly three years from 1950-1953. Today the Republic of Korea stands as a vibrant democracy due to the courage, sacrifice and honorable service of the previous generations.8 million American veterans who served in the Korean War. Now in their 80s, they are beginning to fade away, taking with them the precious memories of war and life at that time. As the weight of age falls heavier upon them, their voices grow quieter as they retreat into silence. Some description of the Korean War can be found in literature, museums, text books, and other archived war footages, However, without experiencing the war firsthand, it is difficult to visualize the true horror of those turbulent times. The producers of Fading Away have gathered some of these people to rediscover their lost voices and to unearth their thought provoking stories of the Korean War.

None of these stories have ever been told — until now.

Statistics

Numbers

Americans killed and wounded

157,477

South Koreans killed and wounded

944,900

Captured and Missing In Action

29,400

UN members

40,000

American men and women served

6,800,000

Korean War vets in US 1990

3,900,000


 “Fading Away,” will be the last Korean War documentary produced with eyewitnesses of the war.

 “Fading Away,” stands apart from other war documentaries for its unique insight into the personal lives of the civilians affected by the war. The exclusive footage of battle scenes, chaos, visual recreations, and reenactments shape the context in which the civilians, refugees, and orphans recall their memories of war.

    "Fading away interest, fading away history and
                  fading away memories"

    "잊혀져가는 관심, 잊혀져가는 역사, 잊혀져가는 기억"


“Fading Away,” untold stories of Korean War by our soldiers and fathers, would be the last Korean War documentary produced with eyewitnesses of war.

“Fading Away” stands apart from other war documentaries for its unique insight into the personal lives of the civilians affected by the war. The exclusive footage of battle scenes, chaos, visual recreations, and reenactments shape the context in which the civilians, refugees, and orphans recall their memories of war.

“Fading Away” commenced its official international college tour at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts on April 17, 2013 to kick-off a 100 college tour in the U.S. and South Korea. Earlier versions have been screened at multiple theaters, receiving overwhelming praise from Korean government officials, college executives and students. Fading Away has also been accepted to various international film festivals in which we hope to further spread our message.

“Fading Away” showcases several exclusive stories from a group of Korean War veterans and refugees. Through a series of interviews and the use of rare historical film footage, photos and other archival material, veterans and survivors shared their stories of catastrophe, fear, and the pains which they so vividly remember. The film is divided into seven parts, strung together and led by the powerful recollection of a 13 year-old Korean War orphan who fled the North to the South.

The film also highlights a love story of an American couple who met during the Korean War, as well as the unique perspective of several female soldiers who share the intimate details of the war and its impact on their lives today.



 
  new   C.A.R.E. Project
     Special Photo Exhibition Tour
      and movie screenings
    in Korea
      June 23-July 27, 2014
  



“Untold stories of the Korean War by our fathers and mothers.”

"평범한 이들의 '625'… 드라마보다 더 드라마틱"
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조선일보

"More dramatic than the drama"
-- Chosun Newspaper



 
[Synopsis]

Drama and Emotion
A journey of a 13 year old Korean War orphan who fled to South and recalls his memories and emotions of the war.

Love
Love story of a couple who met during the war.

Memories
Friends, parents and fallen soldiers

History and Education

Collection of rare historical and emotional images and footages by the Korean War refugees and veterans.



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