10th DMZ Docs(2018)
I AM DOCU
The DMZ International Documentary Film Festival will invite Argentinian world-renowned filmmaker Fernando E. Solanas and Israeli filmmaker Avi Mograbi and take the opportunity to listen to their film world and philosophy of film. Solanas of The Hour of the Furnaces, the 50-year-old legendary film in the film history, is the living witness of the Third World Cinema movement, and Mograbi presents an interesting example of new political film with unique humor and paradox as tools to dissolve Zionism.
* Ticket Price 5,000 KRW
The event holds the conversation between Argentine master Fernando Solanas and leading Korean documentary director Kim Dong-won. A Journey to the Fumigated Towns, his new film the DMZ Docs presents with The Hour of the Furnaces, addresses in depth the Third World agriculture problem and the food imperialism issue due to the transgenic agricultural model with agro toxins of large multinational food companies such as Monsanto. The Masterclass of Fernando E. Solanas will provide a valuable opportunity to directly hear about the life and works of the documentary master, which will be a vivid testimony to the history of the ‘Third World Cinema’ movement.
The event will invite Israeli filmmaker Avi Mograbi to talk about his film world and philosophy with film critic Yoo Unseong. Mograbi’s films have gone through many changes in the style. If his early films are in a first-person narration with a unique paradoxical humor as a tool to dissolve Zionism, his latest films could be regarded as works with more experimental style of documentary. Avi Mograbi’s film world is expected to show an interesting example of a new cinematic struggle.
A program to explores the aesthetics, philosophy of documentary different from those of fiction and its contemporary tendencies and theories, it will be especially interesting for cinephiles, critics, researchers and documentary directors.
Regarding the films presented in the section ‘Special Focus 1’, Jean-Michel Frodon, a former editor of Cahiers du Cin?ma, analyzes what special mechanisms work for the audience to accept the direct narrative of the historical perpetrators unfolded in the documentary, unlike other art media. The program will be a chance to look in a direction of the documentary while understanding the specifics of the documentary and the troubles of the documentary directors, through this difficult theme ‘Hostile Other in front of camera, Hors-champ of memories’ involving the issue of ethics and spectatorship.
The documentary has extended its range by actively accepting new media and experimenting with new expression styles. Focusing on the films presented in the section ‘Special Focus 2’, the lecture introduces and analyzes the extensibility of documentary aesthetics: including animated documentary, CCTV-based documentary, VR documentary, and utilization of multi-screen.
The event will have a time to present the recent film Napalm that a passed great master Claude Lanzmann had made during his visit to North Korea and to commemorate his life and films with critic Kwak Yungbin after the screening. Claude Lanzmann, not only a filmmaker but also a name for European intellectuals, had brought about significant changes to European historical studies and history of philosophy through the film Shoah, which he produced over a decade.
Ruth Beckermann is a world-renowned Austrian female filmmaker whose retrospective was held all over the world and new film The Waldheim Waltz won the documentary section at the Berlin International Film Festival, although she may be a strange name in Korea. The event will give a chance to learn about her unique film world through the screening of the film, composed solely of archival films, and a special talk with her.
In accordance with the current trend that the documentary is ‘exhibited’ as a piece of work in the museum, DMZ docs will project again onto the screen the documentary that has transferred to the museum, through the comparative screening of two works by director PAIK Jongkwan Cyclical Night designed in single-channel projection and Anticipation of the Night in two-channel projection which is frequently used in the museum, and it will give audiences the opportunity to listen to the meaning of the work on the multi-screen and the difference between the screening at the museum and the theater.
The Symposium is a special additional event that the 10th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival prepares to celebrate the growth of the past decade. It represents the identity of the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival which longs for peace through the documentary and photographic arts facing the realities of world with constant conflict.
|Hosted by||DMZ Docs, Humanities Korea?, the RCCZ Research Center at Chung Ang University & Hankuk University of Foreign Studies|
|Sponsors||Ministry of Education, National Research Foundation of Korea|
|Date||Symposium & Screening Sep 17 (Mon)?Sep 18 (Tue)|
|Photo Exhibition Sep 14 (Fri)?Sep 18 (Tue)|
|Venue||Lotte Cinema Paju Outlets 4|
*Admission after free ticketing on a first-come-first served basis by sessions on the day of the event
|Sep 17 (Mon)|
|10:00-11:30||Conflict and Contact Zones ? Punctum of DMZ Press Photography
Talk: CHAE Seungwoo (Photographer)
Panels: KIM Bonggyu (Photographer), PARK Sunyoung (Research Professor, the RCCZ Research Center, Chung-Ang University
* CHAE Seungwoo & KIM Bonggyu’s Photo Exhibition ‘A Rare Look inside DMZ and Troubled Territories of the World: We All Connected’ will be held during this event.
|12:00-13:30||Screening of Host Nation (LEE Kowoon, 2016, 90min)|
|14:00-15:30||Blurring Borders of Journalism and Documentary: Spy Nation, Criminal Conspiracy, Intention
Talk: LEE Seungmin (Visiting Professor, Yong In University)
Panels: NAM Inyoung (Professor, Film Studies at Dongseo University), YANG Hee (Documentary Writer), AN Boyoung(Producer)
|16:00-17:30||Documenting Camp Towns and Trajectory of Corporeal Contact Zones:The Women Outside, Remember Me This Way, Tour of Duty, Host Nation
Talk: JEONG Minah (Professor, Department of Theater & Cinema, Sungkyul University)
Panels: LEE Yujung (Research Professor, the RCCZ Research Center, Chung-Ang University), LEE Kowoon (Director of Host Nation
|10:00-11:32||Screening of All Live Olive (KIM Taeil / JU Romi, 2016, 92min)|
|12:00-13:39||Screening of Jane Jin KAISEN’s shorts
Reiterations of Dissent (2011-2016, 77min)
Tale of One or Many Mountains (2017, 22min)
|14:00-15:30||Conflict and Contact Zones II ? Documenting Eternality in-between Space and Time: War, Ceasefire and Termination
Talk: CHON Woo-hyung (Associate Professor, the RCCZ Research Center, Chung-Ang University)
Panels: KIM Taeil / JU Romi (Directors of All Live Olive), NAM Soo-young (Professor, Korea National University of Arts)
|16:00-17:30||Arts of the Contact Zone: Jane Jin KAISEN’s Post-Documentary Aesthetic
Talk: Jane Jin KAISEN (Director)
Panels: PARK Hyun-gwi (Research Professor, the RCCZ Research Center, Chung-Ang University), SEOL Suan (Programmer, Jecheon International Music & Film Festival)