On May 9, on the one-year anniversary of President Yoon’s inauguration, Amnesty International conducted interviews with leading South Korean human right activists and politicians. The series of interviews documented signs of retreat on women's and LGBTI rights, including an election promise to abolish the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and a raising concern about the government's failure to confront gender inequality. After the screening, activists Yeopa, Na Young, Hanhee, and Jang Hye-young, a lawmaker of the Justice Party, continue the panel talk.
* Free event
Aug 29 (Tue) 19:00
Hear Us Roar - Amnesty International Special
MEGABOX SangamWorldcup Branch Theater 6
Yeopa (Director of Korea Cyber Sexual Violence Response Center)
PARK Hanhee (Joint-Representative of Rainbow Action against Sexual Minority Discrimination of Korea)
Na Young (Co-Founder of Center for Sexual Rights And Reproductive Justice:SHARE)
JANG Hye-young (Lawmaker of the Justice Party)
At the SIWFF 2019, activists from 14 local women’s film festivals, including Seoul, Incheon, Daegu, Gwangju, and Jeju, officially established the Local Women’s Film Festival Network. Their aim is to discover and introduce female filmmakers in South Korea under the name “Women’s Film Festival,” discuss films dealing with social issues from a female perspective, and work towards spreading a culture of gender equality in our society. The Local Women’s Film Festival Network, transcending regional barriers, fosters collaboration based on trust, allowing each other’s growth, and holds an annual meeting. At the 25th SIWFF, the network members will share the current status of each local women’s film festival, discuss trends in domestic and international women’s films, and engage in in-depth discussions about ongoing joint programs.
※ This conference will be held exclusively for the network members only.
Aug 25 (Fri) 14:00
Korean Film Archive Cinematheque KOFA Theater 3