Saturday, 25 April 2009

Korean war film on Pinoy soldiers premieres in Seoul

“The Forgotten War,” a film about the Filipino soldiers who took part in the Korean War from 1950 to 1955, had its exclusive premiere at the National Theater of Korea in Seoul.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said the film is a 90-minute feature that tackles the exploits of the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) as they fou

ght under the auspices of the United Nations Command.

“The Forgotten War” directed by Carlo Cruz is an independent film produced by Smoke and Mirrors Entertainment.

The movie stars ABS-CBN talent Baron Geisler with Kyla Lapus, Lance Raymundo and Yul Servo.

“It recreates important battle scenes and shares the stories of the soldiers as they faced adversity in a foreign land, finding courage, dedication, strength and love amidst the tragic backdrop of war,” the DFA said.

It also offers a compelling account of how close ties developed between the Philippines and South Korea and highlights the valuable role that the Philippines played in safeguarding democracy in the peninsula.

“As we celebrate this year the 60 years of friendship between the Philippines and Korea, we honor 

the memories of the 7,500 soldiers through the world premiere of “The Forgotten War,” Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Luis Cruz was quoted as saying.

“Through this film, we hope to immortalize their stories,” he added.

The premiere is as part of the yearlong activities prepared by the Philippine Embassy to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Korea on March 3, 1949.(


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