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서울국제여성영화제

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16th(2014)



Let's Dance

JO Se-young

  • Korea
  • 2013
  • 83min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Documentary

Synopsis
In 2009, a group of Korean obstetricians blew the whistle on their fellow doctors and hospitals that performed surgical abortions, leading to an uproar in the society. This gave various organizations such as religious and civic groups to issue statements about this issue, and the media did not miss the chance to make reports almost every day. After a few years, a group of women stand before the camera, holding an online poster that read “I Want to Hear Your Voice.”


 

Program Note
Elderly women gather and pray with their two hands together. These women are not praying for their children’s college acceptance,
 employment, marriage, business success, lottery number, or healthy life. They pray for the erased lives that couldn’t get a chance
 to see the world, in other words, they pray for the souls of their aborted children. Abortion was prevalent in the past that people
 even gathered to give a death rite. Then, why has abortion become a serious matter nowadays?

 Until an obstetrics organization accused a hospital and colleague doctors of operating abortion in 2009, many women went
 through abortion since it was not controversial but rather connived or encouraged by the state-run population policy such as birth
 control and family planning. This film talks to women living in societies in which abortion is a personal crime and thus regulated,
 by saying ‘I want to hear your voice’. Through their answers, the film thoroughly exposes vulgar social cognition on sex between a
 man and a woman, contraception, unwanted pregnancy, suppression and control on woman body. [LEE Angela]

Director

  • JO Se-youngJO Se-young

    "Born in 1979. She is majoring in Film Directing at the graduate school of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia & Film, Chung-Ang University. Her second documentary feature Let\'s Dance (2013) won the Grand Prize at the DMZ International

Credit

  • ProducerKANGYU Ga-ram
  • Cast PARK Ji-hye, SONG Sam-dong,
  • Screenwriter JO Se-yong
  • Cinematography SON Kyung-wha
  • Art director Go-ya CHOI
  • Editor JO Se-young, PARK So-hyun
  • Music YOON Sung-hye
  • Sound GANG Na-roo