Over 200 people from the Boston College campus and community attended Korea Peace Day at Boston College in January. They gave an enthusiastic response to a stunning performance, “Remembering One”, originally written and performed by Bay Area performers Dohee Lee and Skim (Saeun Kim). The performance was followed by a showing of the film Memory of Forgotten War, after which there were comments from BC history professor Arissa Oh and BC senior Anna Chung, and then a Q/A with filmmakers Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem (KPI advisor)
A behind-the-scenes high point was the intensive work Dohee and Skim did with students from the Berklee College of Music, Boston College and Boston University who provided backup drumming for the performance. The drumming was a clear demonstration of the power of pungmul to create a common voice for peace in Korea.
The impact of the performance, screening and commentaries was evident in the broad audience participation in the accompanying Peace-in-Korea photobooth, Obama postcard campaign, and online petitions for peace. The photos taken at the event can be seen on the BC Korean Students Association Facebook page,