You all know about "The Crucible" Movie released in the South Korea, Sept 22, 2011? Last time, I wrote the review movie about "The Crucible , Korean movie for Deaf Community" here. Today, we called "Silenced" movie as it's international title. See this youtube with the subtitle "English" below;
Sumarry of story - "Gang In-ho (Gong Yoo), who is working to earn money for his daughter’s surgery, is appointed to a school for hearing-impaired children in Gwangju. But what he discovers there is an ugly truth: the children are being physically and sexually abused by their teachers. When he decides to fight for the children’s rights and expose the crimes being committed at the school, In-ho teams up with human rights activist Seo Yu-jin (Jeong Yu-mi). But he and Yu-jin soon realize the school’s principal and teachers, and even the police, prosecutors and churches in the community are actually trying to cover up the truth."
It's really shocked about this movie, "Silenced" Movie watched by more than 4 million people since it was released on Sept 22. After a week, it become a top of box offices in the South Korea! We, Deaf Malaysia sure know about this story is really truth and real-life incident in which young students at a school for the deaf were sexually assaulted by their teacher and principal in a serious case in South Korea. That is really spreading this news "Silenced" to another countries like Malaysia, Singapore, UK, USA, and others via mouth of viewers, social media and Internet! Wow...
That is why this film has outraged and mobilized viewers, who are demanding that justice be served and new laws be passed to protect vulnerable children! The director's group did their best job to do this film to show the public to increase the awareness of sex abuse on the disability community!
"In response, the police authorities assembled a special investigation squad to uncover all the facts of the case. The government also moved to revise the law so that teachers who committed sex crimes and were fined 1 million won (65,000 yen, or $842) or given more serious punishment will be expelled from the profession...Read more about information - here
And read at "The Chosunilbo News: Police to Reinvestigate Sex-Abuse Claim at Deaf School"
If our local cinema get this international movie "Silenced", we sure happy to watch this movie in Malaysia! This movie really make you get the mixed of expression feeling; sad, pain, angry and cry... It's really help to open your eyes and support the disability victims. It's not good to blame the victims because they don't know what's wrong in themselves. Please don't treat the Deaf, and disability people as low-status and mentally community... They should have their rights as you all normal in our world!