Ever since the Black Protest in 2016, the demand for the repeal of the anti-abortion law has been hitting its stride in Korea. As more than 200,000 Koreans have signed the online petition for the repeal of this law on the Blue House’s website, the government promised to conduct survey investigations on the matter, and the Constitutional Court is currently undergoing an unconstitutionality suit against the said anti-abortion laws. Repeal of this law is a demand of the time that cannot be delayed. This talk will screen Birthright: A War Story, a film that portrays the current situation in America - where reproductive rights are still attacked after the repeal of the anti-abortion law - and then discuss the background context and legal issues related to the repeal of this law in Korea, as well as the terms and problems that must be reflected and addressed with the repeal.
June 2 (Sat)
Sexual and Reproductive
|Moderator||Na Young (Network for Glocal Activism, Sexual and Reproductive Rights Forum)|
Tari Young-jung NA (Women with Disabilities Empathy)
YOON Jungwon (Green Hospital, Department of Gynecology)
RYU Minhee (Korean Lawyers for Public Interest and Human Rights)
* This program will commence right after the showing of Birthright: A War Story on June 2(Sat). You can only participate in the program right after the movie finishes. Entrance to the program is free.
* You must have a ticket on hand to enter the theater.
A talk held in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, during which we will watch films about the most recent and hottest issue in Korea, namely #METOO and #WITHYOU, and hold a discussion thereon. Instigated by the numerous recent cases of sexual assault and violence stemming from gender hierarchy and abuse of power, the #METOO movement contends that this issue is a serious problem throughout Korean society; by taking this perspective, this discussion will invite representatives from different social classes to consider the significance of the #METOO movement and discover where the movement should go and what it should do next.
June 4 (Mon) 14:00
Megabox Sinchon 2
Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
|Moderator||LEE Ji Hye (Film Journalist)|
CHUNG Hyun-back (Minister of Gender Equality and Family)
KIM Hyun Young (Feminist Activist)
SIN Huiju (Women’s Association of Culture and Art)
WON Min Kyong (Lawyer)
LEE Young-jin (Actress)
* This program will commence right after the showing of Anita on June 4 (Mon). All seats are free.
What is it like to be a public figure who is known more for the targeted acts of aggression and hate directed at you than for the creative scholarly work you produce? Despite garnering critical acclaim and popular support for her groundbreaking feminist exploration of video games, media critic Anita SARKEESIAN knows that her public perception remains tied to, and is often overshadowed by, her experiences during GamerGate. In this talk, SARKEESIAN recounts the formative experiences that molded her into the activist that she is today before she unpacks the ways that behavior of online harassers upholds and furthers a reactionary political agenda and silences the voices of women everywhere.
June 6 (Wed) 13:00
Megabox Sinchon 3
Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (Wiset), Korea
KIM Sunah (Seoul International Women's Film Festival)
HAN Wha-jin (President of the Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET), Korea)
* The lecture will begin after the screening of GTFO: Get the F% Out at 13:00. Tickets for both the screening and the lecture are KRW 12,000 each available online and SIWFF Box Office. Tickets for the lecture only are KRW 6,000 available at SIWFF Box Office on June 6.