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Born, Unborn and Born Again

JEON Kyuri

  • South Korea, United States
  • 2019
  • World Premiere
  • 12min
  • 15 +
  • DCP
  • color, b&w
  • Documentary

experiment / abortion / gender discrimination / generation / mother and daughter

Synopsis​
Born, Unborn and Born Again revolves around my struggle to embody the White Horse, a zodiac sign which occurs every 60-year cycle in East Asian Countries. This film explores the transnational nature of governmental control over reproductive systems, and how this oppression manifests in our bodies and perceptions of self. I use the structure of my mother tongue, Korean, and my second language, English, to contemplate ruptures, repetition of time, and violence against women. An untold history resurfaces in the present, and re-orients us towards the future.


Program Note
The South Korean Constitutional Court ruled the abortion ban unconstitutional in April 2019. The film tells the curse of the women born in the year of the white horse, which returns every 60 years. This film is also a message of blessing to the survivors, including the director herself. [LEE Yumi]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
322 2020-09-13 | 20:00 - 21:21 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 3   GV
525 2020-09-15 | 19:00 - 20:21 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 9   

Director

  • JEON Kyuri

    Kyuri JEON(b.1990) is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Philadelphia/Seoul. She received her MFA at the University of Pennsylvania, 2020. JEON’s work has been shown at the Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD) in Indonesia, the Seoul Independent Documentary Festival, and Migrant Film Festival in South Korea.

WORLD SALES

Korean Distributor / JEON Kyuri / qrijeon@gmail.com