Numerous colonial places, including coastal caves and military bunkers hidden inside volcanic craters, as well as memories of uprisings and massacres are found in every corner of Jeju Island.
If you look into the entrance of one of the huge caves on the Korean island of Jeju, it looks like a camera lens. If you walk into the cave, it looks like a screen, a rectangle showing clouds and white light, just like a film. Director Kim Minjung delves into the bloody history of Jeju, where tens of thousands were killed in a massacre in 1948. The camera follows the traces in the landscape, sometimes transformed by a strident, distance-creating red light, accompanied by a commentary by avant-garde filmmaker Hollis Frampton. Film as a means to address history and its taboos. (Gunnar Landsgesell – Viennale)
Minjung Kim studied Visual Communication Design at Hongik University, Seoul and earned an MFA in Film and Video from the California Institute of the Arts. Her work has screened at international film festivals and media venues. She has received awards, including Best Ex-is Award, Nemaf Best Korean Propose, and Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker.
LENGTH: 11 min.
COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION: Republic of Korea
DIRECTOR: Minjung Kim
EDITING: Minjung Kim
MUSIC: Haeyeon Kim
SOUND DESIGN: Minjung Kim
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