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)


Showing:

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)