The Korean Dream | a Film by Ashok Thapa

“The Korean Dream” is about a migrant worker who sacrificed 18 years of his life in struggle to fulfill his influence in the Korean society. Likewise, the dreams of many migrant workers have ended with disappointments, the dream of main character Therefore it’s an attempt to show how human rights have been dominated and exploited under the name of government. Furthermore, it’s about broken dreams of those migrant workers that were forced to be in exile or under detention.

Ashok Thapa directorial ‘The Korean Dream’ shows the struggle of being immigrant laborers in South Korea, through Nepali labor named Minu. Moreover, it captured how the government violated human rights toward those immigrant laborers by forcefully deporting them and taking them under detention. The documentary has won several notable awards including Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Qatar – Jury Award, 2013, Baghdad International Film Festival, Iraq – Appreciation Award, 2013, Canada International Film Festival, Canada – Rising Award, 2014, Canada International Film Festival, Canada – Rising Award, 2014 among others.

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