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Military counters controversial documentary on Cheonan warship sinking
By Kim Eun-jung
SEOUL, April 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's defense ministry on Tuesday criticized a controversial documentary that cast doubts on a multinational team's conclusion that North Korea was responsible for the sinking of Cheonan warship two years ago, saying it creates confusion about the tragic incident.

"Project Cheonan Ship," which is directed by independent filmmaker Baek Seung-woo and produced by director Chung Ji-young, challenges the South Korean government's claim that the North is responsible for torpedoing a navy vessel that was patrolling the tensely guarded western sea with 104 crewmen on March 26, 2010. Pyongyang denied any involvement.
Chung Ji-young (L) and Baek Seung-woo (R), who made the controversial documentary film "Project Cheonan Ship," talk with audience members at the Jeonju International Film Festival at a local theater on April 27, 2013. (Yonhap)

The movie drew media attention after it was first shown on Saturday at the 14th Jeonju International Film Festival. The festival, which began on April 25 and runs through May 3, is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.