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
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
None of these stories have ever been told — until now.
killed and wounded
killed and wounded
Captured and Missing
and women served
vets in US 1990
“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.
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.
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.
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.
“Untold stories of the Korean War by our fathers and mothers.”
이들의 '6·25'… 드라마보다 더 드라마틱"
dramatic than the drama"
-- Chosun Newspaper
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 story of a couple who met during
Friends, parents and fallen soldiers
History and Education
Collection of rare
historical and emotional images and footages by the Korean War refugees and