|Opening Film (1)||New Currents (20)|
|Asian Spectrum: Japanese Cinema 1955x20121 Eternal Breast (16)||Polemics: Action! An Organizing Hope (6)|
|Mexican Women’s Cinema: On/Off the Road (10)||동아시아 회고전: 여보스, 여장군, 여스파이 - B급 영화 속의 A급 여성들 (6)|
|Queer Rainbow: From Nowhere to Everywhere (10)||Open Cinema (4)|
|Asian Short Film and Video Competition (17)||Documentary Ock Rang Award (1)|
|Multi-Culture Video Making: Slow Slow Quick Quick (22)||A New Perspective on the Intimacy and the Relationship - Family and Community (8)|
My life had been comfortable. That is until I got on that bus…. As I got on that bus in June of 2011, my life turned upside down. At first, I was just a passenger. Like others, I felt apologetic; I wanted to see; and I wanted to help, even in a small way. I started capturing the heroes of that astonishing sight.
Jinsuk & Me captures the mass resistance of the Hope Bus, which has heated up Korea in 2011. At the same time, it casts a spotlight on various women opening up cultural discourses by participating in movements that struggle against Hanjin Heavy Industry. The film also highlights, KIM Jin-suk, an advisory committee member who used to be a female laborer in the heavy industry and her struggle through Twitter, a new method of struggle using the digital space and cultural assets, and the frontier created by the public and female celebrities which show a new attempt in organizing resistance forces in the Korean society.
The director mixes her own life, overturned from the moment she stepped on the bus in June 2011, with images of people who organized and got on the Hope Bus, workers protecting the cranes, people singing, dancing, and drawing to create hope. The people trying to create hope move busily, gathering around the Crane 85 in front of the ocean at Yeongdo district in Busan, then in front of Café Mari in Myeongdong, and in a march to commemorate LEE So-sun, the mother of laborers. The Hope Bus was present in various struggles in the
Korean society in 2011, and all those struggles once again amass in front of the crane in Busan. (HONG So-in)
LEE Soo-jungLEE Soo-jung
Graduated from the Korean Academy of Film Arts. She worked as a producer cum director for independent documentaries and fiction films. Her credits include Art Museum by the Zoo (1998), Jeonju Digital Project (2000), Cho Yun - Fat Boy Meets Brownie Girl (2001) and Potato Sympony (2007).