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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

ARCHIVE

19th(2017)



A Landscape with Sewing Machines

KIM Sun-min

  • Korea
  • 2016
  • 5min
  • HD
  • color
  • Documentary

SYNOPSIS
Another exhibition film presented in the project of Room Sharing of Myeongja and Yeongja. The voices of female workers, who spent their whole life as sewers in Guro Industrial Complex ever since their adolescent days, come through sewing machines in constant motion, threads swung by electric fans, and ironing.
 

PROGRAM NOTE

 Sewing machines continuously make noises inside a small sewing factory. The director asks the factory workers questions such as: “When did you start to work in the Guro Industrial Complex?” and “How has your life been going?” A sewing machine operator who has been working there since the late 1960s can only remember white pollen she mistook for snow. That was what she thought she saw when she lost the track of time caught in a repetitive working schedule. The camera shows the close-up shots of skeins of thread, sewing machines, irons, and piles of fabric out of respect for the landscape she is familiar with. By adding the sound of sewing machines, the hissing sound of the steam presses, the sound of scissors cutting thread and fabric, and the occasional silences to the scenes, the film intends to make the audience imagine the landscape she has belonged to for her entire life. (CHO HyeYoung)

Director

  • KIM Sun-minKIM Sun-min

    Born 1974 in Seoul. Kim Sun-min graduated from the Film Department at Seoul Institute of the Arts, and from Korean Academy of Film Arts. She has shown her constant interests in minorities and people on the margin, and those interests were shaped into short films, and exhibition films. Her directorial works include One Korea (2001), Looking Back (2001), Dream of Snail (2003), After Love (2004), Garivegas (2005), Looking for the Statue of Export (2015), etc. While in preproduction for a film on laborers in Garibong-dong area, she passed away from cancer on April 18, 2017

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