Feminist Video Activism WOM
Out: Smashing Homophobia Project, the second installation in the Feminist Video Activism WOM\'s homophobia eradication project, is composed of three omnibus documentaries shot by three lesbians in their teens who are currently struggling with their sexual identities. While Choi continues to question her lesbian identity after dropping out of school as a result of being outed, Chunjae, the main protagonist in Lesbian Censorship in School 1, suffers a setback in her documentary project when she starts dating a guy in high school.
Koma, a high school student who works as an activist at the Korean lesbian counseling center, has no problem accepting her sexuality. However, her life feels less than complete due to the \"outing\" that she experiences at the hands of her younger sisters and the pressure to hide her sexuality from her family and classmates. For all three girls, the cameras that they hold in their hands become a means to voice issues that they cannot easily share with others. They also become a means to question Korean society, which, through the institutions of family and school and their refusal to recognize difference, create \"discrimination\" and \"isolation.\" Finally, the cameras also serve as a mirror to reflect different selves for each of the girls, enabling them to sort through and overcome each of their issues. The ending of each omnibus is especially memorable when Choi, Chunjae, and Koma engage in rap to challenge the rampant homophobia in Korean society. (Billy Choi)
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Founded in 2001, Female Video Activism, WOM aims to create a \"women\'s movement through audio-visual collective works\". WOM signifies a subjective women moving towards a new feminism and against phallocentric views on WOMAN. WOM\'s filmograph includes An Anti-War Video Declaration of Women (2001), Issue the Ban for Sex Trafficking! (2002), Turtle Sisters (2003), Knife Style (2003), Female Sex Trafficking (2004) Lesbian Censorship in School 1 (2005) and We Are Not Defeated (2006).