National outrage and political backlash ensued after the tragic sinking of M.V. Sewol, which claimed the lives of more than three hundred passengers, most of whom were students on a school trip, five years ago. Yi Seung-jun's film "In the Absence," an Academy Award nominee for Best Short Subject Documentary, details the tragedy and aftermath.
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