President Moon Jae-in sat down to watch a
movie today called “1987: When the Day Comes,”… that’s been getting rave reviews here in Korea. It depicts events in a landmark year for South
Korea’s struggle for democracy, detailing a massive national protest that erupted after
a university student was tortured to death. The protest ultimately ended the military-backed
government of former President Chun Doo-hwan, who conceded to the protesters and agreed
to revise the constitution to allow direct presidential elections. After watching the movie, President Moon had
lunch with a group of artists who were blacklisted by the former Park Geun-hye administration
for expressing their opposition to government policies.