MASON CITY – The 2012-13 Travel and Adventure Film Series continues with “Korea, Land of Contrast” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 in the North Iowa Community Auditorium, located on the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) campus. The 2012-13 Travel and Adventure Series is sponsored by the Mason City Noon Kiwanis and NIACC.
Following its incredible development over the last 50 years, Korea is now a modern, vibrant nation that still maintains its traditional culture.
Often referred to as the “Land of the Morning Calm”, Korea is located at a major crossroad of Northeast Asia. Consequently, this country has become a source of endless possibilities. Seoul, the capital, is where this sensation is most keenly felt. It’s the second largest city in the world with an infectious energy and it’s easy to get caught up in the Korean joie de vive, as well as the city’s nonstop attractions.
South Korea is a land of ancient tradition and contemporary life, a fascinating world with 5000 years of history. Seoul is the country’s economic and cultural center and metropolis of 12 million people who are proud of their ancient culture. Other cities include: Geumsan – the ginseng growing region; Busan and Incheon – both Important to the Korean War. The bustling port town of Busan is a little rough around the edges, but rewards those travelers willing to pursue a more traditional city and learn its importance to the Korean War. On the northwest is Incheon where General McArthur landed.
Learn all about this fascinating country with leading film-maker Buddy Hatton in his latest film, “Korea – Land of Contrast”.
The 2012-2013 Travel and Adventure Film Series is shown in the North Iowa Community Auditorium. These films appeal to a wide audience of travelers. Beautiful scenery, out-of-the-ordinary locations, various cultures and people are depicted throughout the films. Tickets are only $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from any Noon Kiwanis member. For information, call the NIACC Continuing Education office 641-422-4358.