A week after the friendship visit to Wellington by ROK Navy Warship ROKS Chungmugong Yi Shi Sun, along with its 4,200-tonne support vessel ROKS Cheonji, the Korean Cinerama Trust in conjunction with the Embassy of Korea hosted approximately 500 Guests for the Wellington Charity Premiere Screening of OPERATION CHROMITE on 7 November.
VIP Guests included the Honourable Gerry Brownlee Minister of Defence, the Honourable Amy Adams Minister of Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Korean War Veterans, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, personnel from the NZ Screen Industry and members of the Korean community.
Before the screening Korean Ambassador His Excellency Hae-yong KIM hosted a Reception for VIP at the Cinema. Following Speeches from the Ambassador and Minsters Brownlee and Adams thanking the Korean War Veterans for their service and sacrifice with Korea Cinerama Trust Vice Chair Melissa Lee MP acting as the MC, the Korean War Veterans present were given an Ovation from the audience.
Immediately prior to the OPERATION CHROMITE screening, a short film by Jen Betham-Lang on the New Zealand involvement in the Korean War was screened for the first time. Following the screening of OPERATION CHROMITE feature film, the film was given an Ovation.
Jen-Betham Lang’s short film can be seen here.
Photos of Guests taken at the Special Charity Premiere Screening of Operation Chromite can be seen here.