Tiger Spirit

This full-length documentary tells the story of modern Korea, a nation divided in half. The psychic scar shared by families divided during the Korean War in the 1950s is symbolized by the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing communist North from capitalist South. Along this infamous border, filmmaker Min Sook Lee begins an emotion-charged journey into Korea’s broken heart, exploring the rhetoric and realism of reunification through the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. An eloquent tale of longing and hope, Tiger Spirit is an unforgettable portrait of Korea at a crossroads.

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Min Sook Lee
Min Sook Lee
Ed Barreveld
Min Sook Lee
Anita Lee
executive producer
Silva Basmajian
director of photography
Stanislaw Barua
Mark Ellam
Michael Grippo
Ricardo Acosta
location sound
Sanjay Mehta
music composer
Mark Korven
Min Sook Lee
Ghost FX
Moni Hillman
Tom Hillman
Jaime Torres
sound editor
Marvyn Dennis
Steven Toepell
sound design
Daniel Pellerin
mixing supervisor
Daniel Pellerin
archival research
Tanya Fleet
Sun Nam Lim
Hyang Sam Park
Ok Young Cheon
Ok Soon Cheon
Kyung Chul Kim
Jin Hwa Chung
Won Seok Lee
Hye In Chung
Hyun Jun Kim
Young Sik Kim
Joo Ok Kim
Jung Ja Kim
Jong Sul Kwon
Eun Sik Kim


  • edgy4sst

    “i remember looking through binoculars in 1997. how strange the separation then & it continues. open the borders. unite the people and the land.” — edgy4sst, 16 Dec 2012

  • “Done with great feeling. ” — chaimfine, 11 Dec 2010

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