PANG Ho-Cheung

PANG Ho-Cheung
With Hong Kong director PANG Ho-cheung after interviewing him in 2012

Monday, April 20, 2009

ACF 277: Korean Women Filmmakers - screening & discussion at Korea Society

This Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009, The Korea Society will present Korean Women Filmmakers, a screening and discussion with film director Yim Soon-rye that will be moderated by documentary filmmaker Yunah Hong.

Women represent only a small minority of the Korean film industry's behind-the-camera talent, yet they make up an impressive number of the industry's top filmmakers. Acclaimed director Yim Soon-rye explores the roles that she and her fellow women directors play in the industry in her documentary Keeping the Vision Alive: Women in Korean Filmmaking. Yim's short film The "Weight" of Her - a satire of the expectations Korean society places on women - will also be shown, followed by a discussion with award-winning documentary filmmaker Yunah Hong on the role of female filmmakers in Korea today.

Keeping the Vision Alive: Women in Korean Filmmaking
2001, 52 minutes

Keeping the Vision Alive retells the history of the Korean film industry to include the contributions of its female writers, editors, cinematographers, producers and directors. Using archival footage and interviews, including with Park Nam-ok, Korea's first female director, the film relates the sexism and other challenges its subjects struggle to overcome.

The "Weight" of Her
2002, 23 minutes

This short satire surveys the hidden life of a girls' high school and the tremendous social pressure to look good.

Schedule:
6:00-6:30 PM ♦ Registration and Reception
6:30-8:30 PM ♦ Screening and Discussion

Admission: $5 (members) and $10 (nonmembers)

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This event will take place at The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue @ 57th Street, 8th Floor
(entrance on SW corner of Third Avenue and 57th Street)

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