Since their inception in the late 1980s, independent documentary film practices in South Korea have always been strongly tied with political activism. However, there was a prevalent lack of feminist discourse within the milieu. Showing for the first time in Los Angeles, this program presents works from two generations of feminist film collectives: Bariteo (1989-92) and Let’s Play Younghee (2008—present). These collectives challenged the subjugation of feminist perspectives in two distinct eras of radical politics and independent filmmaking in South Korea. The program highlights the ways in which these films, despite being stylistically disparate, come together in forever transforming both their media environment and the social reality they so courageously document.
In person via Zoom: curator Hyun Jin Cho; filmmakers TBA.
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF SOUTH KOREA. A ticket purchase includes online streaming access to the program as well as the ability to participate in the live Q&A afterwards. Streaming will expire Thursday, Feb. 25 at 8 pm.
General Audience $10, REDCAT members/students $8, CalArts students/faculty/staff $5.
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