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10th(2008)



Diving Women of Jeju-do

Barbara HAMMER

  • USA
  • 2007
  • 25min
  • Beta
  • color/black and white
  • Documentary


Barbara Hammer is well known to the audiences of the IWFFIS for her works such as Love Other: Story of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore (2005), History Lesson (2000), and Tender Fiction (1995). Surprisingly, her latest work is on the diving women in Jeju Island! Hammer started her career as a film director during the 1960s, during which the atmosphere was full of the avant-garde art films. The avant-garde spirit of the age has sunk so deep into the 40 years of Hammer’s filmmaking so that one can say that her cinematic journey itself is an autobiographical first-person narrative, experiments on image, and mixture of genres. Thus, Diving Women of Jeju-do is an exceptional work in Barbara Hammer’s filmography. Hammer has nursed an interest in the local diving women of Jeju Island as female subjects, based on the independence the diving women have against the sea, as well as their unprecedented feminine lifestyle. Both the diving women and the lesbian film director are far away from the patriarchal female role; instead, they have their independent lifestyle and subjectivity. Having sympathized with them thus, Barbara Hammer shows her affection towards her unrelated sisters in her latest work, Diving Women of Jeju-do. (KIM Sunah)
 

Director

  • Barbara HAMMERBarbara HAMMER

    Barbara HAMMER is an internationally recognized film artist who has made 80 films/videos making a significant contribution to lesbian and gay cinema. Her experimental films of the 1970’s often dealt with taboo subjects such as menstruation, female orgasm, and lesbian sexuality. In the 80’s, she used optical printing to explore perception and the fragility of 16mm film life itself. Her documentaries tell the stories of marginalized people who have been hidden from history and are often essay films which are multileveled and engaging audiences with the goal of activating them to make social change.

Credit

  • ProducerBarbara HAMMER
  • Cinematography Barbara HAMMER, MIN Tae-ryun
  • Editor Barbara HAMMER
  • Music KIM Jee-young
  • Sound Stephanie TESTA