BIFF made an announcement about the prosecution by Busan City. BIFF protested against the prosection saying “The City of Busan Government’s recent accusation is surely a political retaliation against the festival for screening documentary The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol a.k.a Diving Bell. Meanwhile, Mr. Lee has been under heavy pressure to resign from the City of Busan Government. Since the board’s call, the City of Busan has constantly put pressure on the BIFF, implying that accusations may be dropped if Lee resigns. As Lee has refused the call, due to the vindictive nature of the inspection and report, the city went ahead and filed charges on Dec. 11th. After we screened Diving Bell, our honor and status for the last 20 years internationally nosedived because of recent incident.”
BIFF made an announcement about the prosecution by Busan City.
Announcement Date : 15/12/2015