Ban This Series: Tiger Spirit


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Oct 23, 2017 5:00 PM


Both a political and personal look at the division between North and South Korea, Tiger Spirit captures how this troubled history and fractured nationhood impacts the lives of ordinary people whose families are separated by the border. Beginning as a search for proof of tigers living in the wild in Korea’s DMZ, Canadian filmmaker Min Sook Lee embarks on an emotional journey to understand the country her family left when she was a child. This sensitive portrait of collective and individual trauma takes a hopeful look at reunification, taking its camera on both sides and investigating the soul of a nation torn apart.

Director Min Sook Lee will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.

Additional Information

Ban This Series, Redux: They're at it again, so we're at it again. Join us for free screenings of documentaries from Chad, Venezuela and North Korea—three countries added to the U.S. travel ban, effective October 18.

"A beautifully wrought film." – Toronto Star

"Gripping, and very moving." – Montreal Gazette