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서울국제여성영화제

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7th(2005)



A Report about Matriarchs in Front of the Wall of Poverty / Bingonui Byukwape Seoitnun Yeoseonggajan

Lee Ok-seon

  • Korea
  • 2005
  • 38min
  • DV6mmdigital, DV
  • color

As the result of widowhood and increasing divorce rates, more and more South Korean women are finding themselves as the sole breadwinner of economically struggling families. This documentary explores the gender and economic obstacles that such women face in a predominantly patriarchal culture. The first subject is Kim Nami, a sickly, hard-working elderly woman who struggles in abject poverty and receives very little government support. Also profiled is Lee Chung-Ja who, despite being bound to a wheelchair, provides for her bed-ridden husband and their family by working as a truck driver. Credit card debts are passed on like family heirlooms to their children. Through the voices of five women, this film explores the dynamics of poverty and gender discrimination in South Korean society. (Nam In-young)

Director

  • Lee Ok-seonLee Ok-seon

    She has been working as a laborer in the Masan Free Trade zone and held the position of the first general director of the Masan-Changwon chapter of National Women’s Labor Union in 1999. She has been committed to the activities for women laborers and finally met again with them through her camera, Since founding “Goham”, the collective of women documentarists in 2000, she has been making documentaries on women. Her films include My Friend, Hangliang (2002), Tears Bloom, Our Behind Story (2002) and the first story of ‘Routine of Silence’, Prostitution, a Routine Talks to You (2003).

Credit

  • ProducerLee Ok-seon 이옥선
  • Cast Kim Nam-yi 김남이, Lee Chung-ja 이청자, Yoo Hee-ja
  • Screenwriter Lee Ok-seon 이옥선
  • Cinematography Lee Seok-jun 이석준
  • Editor Women Docu “Goham” 여성다큐 고함