documentary

Screening of First Dance at Ewha

On the 2nd of November there will be a screening of "First Dance", a documentary that captures the wedding of a lesbian couple and their friends and family's reaction to their journey. After the screening of the documentary, there will be a chance to talk about the film with director Sohee Jeong and share stories with a queer couple. Organized by the 성소수자 가족구성권 보장을 위한 네트워크 (Network for Guaranteeing the Right to Form Sexual Minority Families?), the screening will take place at Ewha University at 7 pm at the Student Hall Room 314. The documentary looks to be a mixture of Korean and English, but I imagine the conversation will be in Korean.

Document Your Life – October 2013

If you haven’t checked it out, Rachel started posting videos on her vlog channel called VlogofRachel! This is her first video in a “Document Your Life” series, a project started by fellow youtuber Lauren Hannah. You can read more about the project here!



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Filming a Documentary with Arirang TV

A couple months ago we were asked to participate in a documentary Arirang TV was making about safety in Korea. It is a topic we’ve been wanting to cover for a long time, so we agreed to be a part of it. We get a lot of safety related questions, and it’s always seemed to a be topic we could cover over the span of 3 or 4 videos. This Arirang TV documentary will focus on safety of students in school, and also cover women’s safety services in Seoul.


Yangyang Traditional Market

Across Korea traditional markets are still a common feature. Taking place every five days in towns and even cities, the markets give a brief insight into an older part of Korea. For the most part these markets are straightforward occasions and possibly a bit like you could imagine in the so-called olden days, drawing in all the local populace for not only business but also social reasons.

Throughout you can see people meeting and doing business, while at the same time there is a good quantity of back slapping and hearty laughing by the stalls. There are rows and rows of people, mostly old women it has to be said, selling what is clearly the excess from their small gardens, and for them it seems to be as much a chance to get out and meet people, with the added benefit of actually making some money.


Kaizen Korea Documentary Teaser

A Humble Attempt at Thank You in 500 Words or Less

What started out as an idea for some 30 second blip has morphed into something utterly beyond ANY of our wildest expectations…. and this is just the 2 minute preview.


The Sad Plight of Abandoned “Kopino” Children in the Philippines

I have been watching old episodes of I-witness, an award-winning documentary program in the Philippines, and chanced upon one episode that featured 


Queer Films at DMZ Docs

As I mentioned earlier, I learned about the DMZ Docs festival from the director of The Skin I'm In, who found my blog. There are five other features with queer themes this year at the 4th Annual DMZ Docs Festival. All of these films are either in English or have English subtitles. 

The Skin I'm In at DMZ Docs


I got an e-mail the other day from Broderick Fox, who is the director of a documentary that will be making its Asian premier at the 2012 DMZ Docs in Paju. Since he introduced me to the film festival, I want to highlight his film at the festival and later this week I will introduce the other queer films that will be screened. Here is the synopsis of the documentary:

Screening of Raz on Air at EIDF 2012

I didn't hear about the EBS International Documentary Festival til this morning, which is a shame since there were some interesting films playing this past weekend... The festival goes through Friday, so you can check out their website for a listing of films. I just want to mention one queer Korean documentary that is playing at the festival: Raz on Air

punishment.

A friend shared this documentary about corporal punishment in South Korea today and it is so shocking and disturbing I was moved to write about, and infact I am quite embarrassed to be working in an educational system where so many teachers beat their students AND think its okay. It is not okay. Under no circumstances, should a child be beaten, no matter how bad or undisciplined they may be. I have never seen any teacher do this to a student in my school, nor can I imagine any teachers here hitting the kids. I don't even know what I would do if I saw this, it is incomprehensible to me that this is so common in Korea and was lawful until very recently. (I remember when it changed last semester and I was told not to hit my students, I thought they were joking. Turns out we don't have the same sense of humor...)

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