The Arson of History, 2011, 12 min

Kristen Zelenka, Ann Arbor, MI

Short Film

The Arson of History documentary short was created as a student project for Harvard’s 2011 Summer Abroad Program in South Korea.  The documentary explores the relationship between Seoul’s 600-year-old South Gate and the surrounding traditional market. An angry South Korean citizen burned the South Gate, deemed “National Treasure Number 1”, to the ground in 2008.  The documentary provides a fascinating window into Seoul’s history and the city’s attempt to preserve its past while melding its traditions with the 21st century.

Directed by Kristen Zelenka (Ann Arbor, MI)


Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

Student Film Showcase

A selection of the best recent short films created by regional film students.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)