Scene from the film Modern Korea: The Test of Your Life: Birth of K-SAT

Modern Korea: The Test of Your Life: Birth of K-SAT

  • South Korea
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Education was our hope. The movement between social classes became an important backbone in the establishment of the state and its industries.

In the midst of university admission being run through ‘preliminary exams – achievement exams – Korean SAT,’ what kind of talented people did Korea bring about, and what did the students want to be when they grew up? On the second Thursday of November, it is a common sight for work to start late and for police cars to take truant students to school in Korea. We follow the educational issues of Korea remaining even in 2019, such as the decay of the nation due to private tutoring, the eight school districts of Gangnam, and the birth of the teachers’ union. We trace back through history as it all points to the start of the 21st century.

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  • Original Title
    Modern Korea: The Test of Your Life: Birth of K-SAT (Episode 3)
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    PARK Soojae
  • Music
    PARK Minjun (DJ Soulscape)
  • Runtime
    52 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • South Korea
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • JEONJU International Film Festival
    • Korean Film Festival BRUSSELS
  • Awards
    • The 47th Korea Broadcasting Prizes - The Best Documentary
    • The Best TV Producer - Korean Producers and Directors Association is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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