By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae
“A letter from Wonderland,” the sequel to the video “Korea, Wonderland?” showing how the country is overcoming the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), was released on April 17.
The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), an affiliate of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, released the new clip on its official Korea.net YouTube channel. The video begins with a letter to all the “K’s,” or people all over the world irrespective of race, nationality or gender combating the coronavirus.
The written narration introduces how Korea has responded to COVID-19 not just through its swift testing but also the country’s developed health care system, freedom of the press and most of all, the strong solidarity of the people.
The clip emphasizes a sense of community in times of crisis and a message of overcoming the crisis together. It mentions unsung heroes who gave their own masks to others who needed them urgently, and highlights human dignity and solidarity despite a situation in which distrust can grow.
Earlier on March 17, the first video “Korea, Wonderland?” was released to shed light in detail on how Koreans banded together to overcome COVID-19 and the government’s transparent and accurate response system. Running about four minutes long, the clip turned into a viral sensation with 3.69 million views as of April 17.
Watch “A letter from Wonderland” clip through the links below: