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A woman who has often been sexually harassed decides to fight back. In an attempt to figure out how to avenge on the man, she goes to meet her college friend, a civil officer and her uncle, and eventually realizes why she always ran away and didn’t deal with the problem.
Sexual violence, it happens to women too often, but when it comes to talking about the damage it caused, you have to be extremely courageous enough to risk your life. The director tries to come up with ’an idea to take vengeance on the guys’, the offenders. She meets with a schoolmate from college, a worker at the civic office and others one by one, tells them about the
incidents and how they had wounded her and demands an apology. However, being unaware of that what kind of pain they caused her, the assailants are the ones who show the hostility towards the director. As they do that, the presence of her camera gives her the morale support needed to. The camera is a thoughtful friend soothing her wounds, a weapon getting back at the assailants, and a lucky charm that protects her in the moments of crisis. At last, the director visits her uncle who hurt her deeply during her childhood. Is she indeed able to pluck up the courage in the last confrontation? (KIM Il-rhan)
CHOI Mi-kyungCHOI Mi-kyung
CHOI Mi-kyung was a member for the 10th graduating class at Midiact Independent Documentary Film Making. She co-directed Are You Married? (2007), and participated in Variety Survival Talkshow (JO Se-young, 2009) as an assistant director. She has worked in documentary consistently.