Unflattening Screening Series is a screening program linked to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art's Unflattening exhibition that looks back on the 70th commemoration of the Korean War, which seeks to examine the kind of 'face' the Korean War is remembered by, the traces it has left behind, and its appearance at this point in time.
Traces of Memory, presents films in which the current generation that have never experienced war reconstruct the experiences and lives of previous generations through documents, videos, and interviews. Individual and specific characters, who cannot be defined in any single abstract word such as refugees, asylum seekers, veterans, war orphans, prisoners of war, or victims of massacre, appear in the film.
Future of the Ruins, looks into not only the trauma of war, but also the social imbalance and strong tension caused by the destructive phase of war, such as the hatred against minorities, excessive governmental authority, and the institutionalization of military culture. The vivid aftermaths of war remind us that wars which have not yet ended still persist around us.
Life with Bombs, focuses on those who are leading dangerous lives inside international conflict zones. This bizarre repetition, which is reminiscent of the Korean Peninsula in the 1950s, is even more horrifying because of the reality that the images in front of us are continuing to happen somewhere at the present moment. But like a miracle, people discover moments of beauty even on battlefields, and maintain their powerful will and strength to restore life.