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A long time ago, there were two girls that could not have a chance for an education simply because they were girls. Now nearing their seventies, the women start learning how to read. Because of the busy farm work and care for their children, the two elderly ladies’ absence rate is higher than their attendance. Although they often forget what they have learned at the lectures after they leave the class, they are happy to be able to read road signals without relying on others.
Yeoung-cheon, Northern Gyeongsang Province. A warm and soft breeze, called Myung-joo-baram, blows in a calm remote country village. Two aged women Park Dol-sun and Ahn Mal-boon had not been allowed the luxury of being educated for being daughter. Now almost in their 70’s, they have to manage busy lives farming, selling their own crops and taking care of their families. But they can’t give up the pleasure of reading and writing. The camera frames the peaceful rural scenery, delightful chats of the two grandmas and the joy of late study in a poignant tone, but behind the frame lies the issues of patriarchal family, urbanization, and people aging in the countryside. (Jay SOHN)
JUNG Ji-wonJUNG Ji-won
Jung entered Korea National University of Arts’ School of Film, TV, and Multimedia in 2005. Her co-produced work Peppermint Candy(2007) was one of the finalists for 2008 Busan Universiad for Digital Contents, and winner of the 7th Public Access Citizen Film Festival. Director Jung participated as supporting producer for director Kim Dong-won’s Unending War, and completed Breezy Day in 2008.