March 05, 2010 09:39
A documentary titled "Hip Korea: Yu-na Kim - Seoul Spirit" will be broadcast around the world on the Discovery Channel beginning March 19. It is the third in a series made to promote tourism in the Korean capital, following the first on pop star Rain and the second on actor Lee Byung-hun.
Shot between August and December 2009, the new film features Olympic champion figure skater Kim Yu-na and shows a variety of tourist sites in Seoul such as the Gyeongbok Palace, Gwanghwamun Plaza, Bosingak Bell Pavilion, and the nightscape along the Han River while following Kim's daily routine.
It also interviews the first Korean to fly in space, Yi So-yeon, and girl group 2NE1 as it tells of Kim's rise to become one of the leaders of her generation.
The documentary is expected to capture people's attention thanks to Kim's winning of the gold medal in Vancouver last month.
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