The Embassy of the Republic of Korea launched 2022 Korea Week recently with the staging of the Korean Film Festival.
The week, which kicked off on June 23, featured a series of events for Korean culture/drama/language/movie enthusiasts living in Jamaica.
Activities kicked off with the return of the Korean Film Festival, which took place on June 23 and 24 at the Palace Cineplex, Sovereign Centre, in Liguanea, St Andrew. The festival showcased two popular Korean films: Luck-Key, a highly rated action-comedy, and Hill of Wind, a Korean drama.
Embassy officials said they were proud to bring the film festival back to Kingston for the first time since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
According to Chargè d’Affaires of the Korean Embassy Baejin Lim, “It is always a pleasure to plan events that will bring Korea and Jamaica closer as friends so that we can understand each other’s uniqueness and similarities. This is how strong bonds are formed.”
Korea Week 2022 continued with the hosting of the annual K-Lovers’ party from June 30 to July 1 at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel under the theme ‘60 years of Korea-Jamaica Friendship’.
Prior to the pandemic, the K-Lovers’ Party only consisted of a talent competition. However, in light of the need to explore additional ways to engage the K-Lovers in Jamaica, the embassy has added the video clip, speech, and quiz competitions.
Besides the cash prizes awarded to the competition’s participants, gifts like a BTS memorabilia were distributed to the audience on the spot.
The K-Lovers’ Party closed 2022 Korea Week.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Jamaica.
The embassy said that following the K-Lovers’ Party it would continue to offer celebratory events. Officials urged people keep up to date with the embassy’s website and social media pages.