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Tomorrow: The YEOL Foundation, a society for Korean cultural heritage, is holding its ninth annual lecture, “Before the Wave: Treasures of the Korean Cinema,” presented by Earl Jackson.

This discussion will focus on three of the great masters of Korean cinema: Kim Ki-young, Yu Hyun-mok and Yi Man-hui.

It includes brief overviews of their careers and some contextual readings of excerpts from their films.

The lecture, which costs 10,000 won ($8.95) will run from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Seminar Room on the second floor of the Seoul Museum of History.

Go to Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7.
RSVP by sending your name and contact details to yeol400@paran.com.
For further information, visit www.yeol.org or call (02) 735-5878


Tomorrow: To mark the centenary of International Women’s Day, the organizing committee is holding a cocktail reception followed by theater and music performances, including highlights from the play “Face,” by Haerry Kim, which will be performed for the first time in Korea.

The event will also feature a performance by drummers and dancers and will conclude with the cutting of the centenary cake.

Park Hyun-kyung, president of the Seoul Foundation of Women and Family, will give the opening speech.

Admission is 30,000 won per person, which includes a cocktail reception and light buffet dinner.

It will be held at Seoul Women’s Plaza Art Hall.

Go to Daebang Station, line No. 1, exit 3.
RSVP by visiting www.internationalwomensdaykorea.com.
For more information, send an e-mail to iwdk@internationalwomensdaykorea.com.


Sunday: Adventure Korea has organized a one-day trip to the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, Gyeonggi.

The trip includes a visit to Imjingak, the closest place civilians can get to North Korea without permission. It was built to console those who had to leave their homes in the North and has Manngbaedan, an altar where those who cannot go back to their homes get together and pray for their ancestors.

The group will also visit the 3rd tunnel, which was first discovered in 1978. It was dug by North Korea to infiltrate into the south. It is two meters in width, two meters in height and 1,635 meters in length.

A stop at Dora Observatory is also included in the tour, providing a full view of both the DMZ and Kaesong, the second-largest city in North Korea.

In addition, the group will visit Tongilcheon - also called “unification village” - where visitors can learn about the daily lives of local residents.

Participants must bring a passport or an Alien Registration Card or they will not be able to go on the tour.

The trip, which costs 42,000 won, includes transportation by charter bus as well as lunch and all entrance fees.

The bus departs at 9 a.m. from Express Bus Terminal Station, subway line Nos. 3, 7 and 9, exit 8, and at 9:30 a.m. from Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 1.

To sign up, visit www.adventurekorea.com.

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