Produced in 1951 by the United States Navy “This is Korea!” is directed by Academy Award winner John Ford. At the time John Ford, widely regarded as one of the most important and influential American filmmakers, was serving active duty in the United States Navy as a Rear Admiral. The documentary is unique for its time in that it was filmed in color and of course it contains Ford’s many signature, stylistic trademarks.
We present this re-issued documentary in an effort to remember the time when one Korea became two and examine our outlook of the unfolding situation at the time. Or, at least the outlook the US Navy and director John Ford had… Hopefully it will add to and help continue the debate on how to achieve a peaceful, free, united, Korea.
We have improved the video quality and modified the aspect ratio for better viewing. Please enjoy.