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Keeping The Vision Alive

YIM Soon-rye

  • South Korea
  • 2001
  • 51min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

From the pioneers, Park Nam-ok, and Hwang Hye-mi, to Byun Young-joo and Jang Hee-sun, the film traces Korean women filmmakers through a non-interventionist camera. The documentary encourages and celebrates the struggles, the resistance and the survival of women filmmakers in a male-dominated and sexist industry and society.  ​

PROGRAM NOTE

Keeping the Vision Alive is a documentary film containing the voices and images of Korean women filmmakers-both senior filmmakers and also the peers of director Yim. The film is Yim’s homage to both contemporary Korean women filmmakers, written by a filmmaker of the same age, and also to the history of women filmmakers in Korea.
Yim does not reveal her own voice or opinion and lets the voices and images of the filmmakers speak for themselves through a non-interventionist camera. From the pioneers, Park Nam-ok, and Hwang Hye-mi, who directed First Experience in 70’s, to recent filmmakers, Byun Young-joo and Jang Hee-sun, the film traces their experiences, troubles, concerns and thoughts as women and women filmmakers. Keeping the Vision Alive calmly and enthusiastically encourages and celebrates the struggles, the resistance and the survival of women filmmakers in a conservative Korean film industry and a male-dominated and sexist social system. [KWON Eunsun]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
703 2023-08-26 | 17:30 - 18:41 Korean Film Archive Cinematheque KOFA Screening 1

Director

  • YIM Soon-rye
    A director who has received widespread recognition from the media and audience for her delicate yet powerful feature films, including Waikiki Brothers (2001), Forever the Moment (2007), South Bound (2012), Whistle Blower (2014), and Little Forest (2018). She has established herself as a producer through Glory Day (2015) and Sorry, Thank you (2011). 

Credit

  • Producer주진숙 JOO Jin-sook
  • Cinematographer 김윤희, 정종화 KIM Yoon-hee , JUNG Jong-hwa
  • Editor 김종식 KIM Jong-sik
  • Sound 도장수 DO Jang-soo

CONTACT

Women In Film Korea | wifilm@hanmail.net
Korean Film Archive | SHIN Jaeyoung | babioo1000@koreafilm.or.kr
The other films shown within
Keeping The Vision Alive + The Dream