After the release of Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, there was a buzz around one rather unexpected scene. There is one scene in the film where a dish called Jjapaguri is prepared. The scene itself is humorous while carrying an underlying satirical tone, but the Korean audience swarmed around this scene to offer a different kind of interpretation. Although this interpretation may have been unexpected for the film’s international audience, it came very naturally for its Korean audience: mukbang.
On June 15th Berlin had the honor of hosting a unique annual event, taking place in several embassies around the city: All Nations Festival 2013. The idea of the festival is to open the doors of different embassies and cultural institutions to visitors for a day, once a year, and present ethnic and cultural customs