At a time when countries across the world are fighting to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus, South Korea has emerged as a quintessential example of how to fight the disease through technology, transparency and lucid communication strategy.
The impact is not limited to our bodies. Stocks are tumbling across the world, oil prices have dropped sharply, the biggest plunge since the start of the 1991 Gulf war, flights are being suspended, travel bans are being issued, writes Ekta Kumar.
"The cinema of a country is often a visitor’s first introduction to the place," write filmmaker Devashish Makhija. "I imagined South Korea to be mostly as neo-noirish, cheeky and aggressive as its best cinema."