My documentary starts with questions; What is the meaning ‘politically divided and united’? If political leaders agree to open the gate, is it possible for people to be reunited? and What will happen?
I, South Korean filmmaker, know there are differences and similarities between the divisions of Germany and Korea. But I asked my German friends what happened to you after unification, with a little optimism. He said, “Wake up a daydream. It was just a moment. The unification will always follow you like your shadow never leaves. Are you really ready to do?” He was from East Germany. What happened to him? What will happen to me in the near future?
In 2018, there were atmospheres to might lead to the unification of South, North Korea, and the USA. I posted a message on the German community to look for talking with me about unification. Some replied to me and this documentary started with three East and West Germans who left their country and settled down in Korea for more than a decade.
However, this documenetary’s approach is not political and historical. Through three Germans' daily lives, I'd like to reflect on the consequences of German unification for 30 years and predict controversial futures for the next 30 years in South Korea.