Text Size: Small Medium Large

Korea: The Never-Ending War

Monday, April 29 at 9 p.m.  — Discover how the world we live in today was shaped by the Korean War.

 

Korea: The Never-Ending War

More about Korea: The Never-Ending War

Korea: The Never-Ending War is about a conflict that people worldwide have long underestimated, misunderstood and misrepresented, yet is still today instantly relevant. The film encompasses the present and past of the conflict, from today’s leaders and events — including U.S. President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) Kim Jong Un — to historic personalities including Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman, Mao Zedong, Kim Il Sung, and others. The film was written and produced by John Maggio and is narrated by Korean-American actor John Cho.

As the documentary details, the Korean War was a gigantic global event: 24 nations took part in the struggle that lasted three full years. It displayed the outsized egos of enormous historical personalities and marked the lives and deaths of millions of anonymous people. The film provides multiple views of the war —  from ordinary citizens and soldiers caught in the crossfire, to the political and military leaders who pulled the strings and controlled the fate of the war from far away.
 
The Korean War forced the U.S. into becoming the world’s policeman, with a large standing army, huge defense budget, and military bases around the world. The film documents how the conflict on the Korean peninsula continued post 1953, with an attack by the North on South Korea’s Presidential Blue House in 1968; the North’s seizure of the U.S.S. Pueblo, holding the crew hostage for 11 months; the downing of KAL Flight 858 in 1987, right before the first Olympics held in South Korea; and the events that triggered North Korea’s nuclear program and South Korea’s economic expansion.  
 

Watch a preview of Korea: The Never-Ending War