As many of you know this film has been in production for a while now (since 2004), but word has it that its due for a release this Autumn.
The film contains dozens of interviews with some of the most important people in both ITF and WTF Taekwon-do, as well as rare archive footage.
Originally it started as a single film, but the amount of material meant it has now been split into 2 seperate films, AND contains footage from the first American film crew ever allowed to film within North Korea.
The first of these is called "Tong-Il: Breaking Boards, Bricks and Borders", which is in its post-production phase. The film is about General Choi's life long dream to use Taekwon-do to unite his country, which Grandmaster Jung Woo Jin took over when he passed away. Grandmaster Jung hosted the North Korean team on a goodwill tour of the USA, enemy nations which held the 1st ever cultural exchange though Taekwon-do.
The films have a web site: www.TONG-ILmovie.com
, where you can see the trailer, stills and info about the project. You can also register for email alerts to keep you updated on the films progress, including where to see it in your area.
They also have a facebook page where they update everyone on the films progress, this can be found at www.facebook.com/pages/LUV-FILMS/348634013157
- Im sure the producer (Luan Van Le) would value you joining this page, maybe giving is a 'thumbs up' (like it) to show your support for this project.
The info for this post has come from both George Vitale, who many of you will know from the pages of TotallyTKD magazine, for his indepth historical articles, as he has been heavily involved with these films, as well as the producer Luan Van Le.