Scores of Stars Mobilize to Fight Against Quota Cuts

      February 08, 2006 21:17

      Top Korean movie stars including Moon Geun-yeong, Lee Na-young, Lee Byung-hun, Jeon Do-yeon, and Hwang Jung-min took to the streets to protest against the government's decision to halve the nation's screen quota.

      A great number of celebrities from the film world gathered in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Wednesday to stage a movie workers' demonstration to "halt the culture invasion and defend the screen quota to the very end!"

      Actors read out a statement against the government's decision to halve the screen quota reserved for domestic movies during a rally in Gwanghwamun, downtown Seoul on Wednesday. From left, Moon Geun-young, Lee Jun-ki, and Jeon Do-yeon

      During the demonstration, some 100 Korean movie stars caused quite a stir, as they shouted the slogan "Fight for the Screen Quota!"

      Some 1,000 students and members of various film-related organizations including the Actors Association, Movie Directors' Union, Korea Film Producers Association were in attendance.

      Large cranes used in film shooting were mobilized to the demonstration site. The demonstrators marched up to Myeongdong Cathedral at around 4 p.m. after the rally in Gwanghwamun.

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