Fly Me To The Moon

In Fly Me To The Moon we follow some couples in South Korea who get married during a mass ceremony with no less than 30.000 other couples in the Moon Church. More...

Documentary - Human Interest & Society

46'

In 'Fly me to the moon' we follow some couples in South Korea who get married during a mass ceremony with no less than 30,000 other couples in the Moon Church. In the 80s and 90s the Moon Church was known as a sect, with a terrible reputation. The founder Moon coupled hundreds of thousands of young couples over the years. He did this on the basis of photos or random indication just before the wedding ceremony. By linking boys and girls from totally different cultures, Moon wanted to promote world peace. Furthermore, the members - still - have to pay part of their income, do not smoke and drink, and do not have sex before marriage.

Who are the young couples who marry in the Moon Church? How (un)guilty is this Church? And especially: are they attracted to each other? The couples meet each other the day before their wedding for the first time. The only thing that connects them at their wedding day is their faith.

Quite exceptionally, Annemie and her team get the chance to film in front of and behind the scenes of the impressive blessing ceremony. But there are limits, and the camera is not welcome everywhere. The heavy criticism that the Moon Church received in the past has left deep marks.

Documentary
Annemie Struyf
2016
VRT
46'
VRT
 
 
 

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