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1th DMZ Docs(2009)

I AM DOCU



The Time of Our Lives

Collective for Sexual Minority Cultures Pinks

  • Korea
  • 2009
  • 117min
  • color

Synopsis

The year 2008 saw the first-ever lesbian running for a general election. Her name is Choi Hyun-suk, who ran in Jongno-gu district as a candidate from the New Progressive Party. The Time of Our Lives chronicles the journey of Choi, from her registration for candidacy to the forming of campaign office to the 14-day campaign trail. It is a clear breakthrough in Korea’s politics to have a “poor, unattractive, divorced” woman in her fifties coming out as a lesbian and asserting that politics for minorities are, in fact, politics for majorities. Directors join the campaign office of Choi, spend two full weeks with the campaign team, and pose profound questions about the challenge and politics of sexual minorities. This documentary drew enthusiastic responses when it was screened in other festivals, such as the International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul and Seoul Human Rights Film Festival. This is the third film made by the Collective for Sexually Minor Cultures Pinks. (Park Sun-young)

Review

Director

  • Collective for Sexual Minority Cultures Pinks

    The director is a member of ‘Collective for Sexual Minority Cultures Pinks’, which is a non-profit organization engaged in feminist cultural activism and sexual minorities’ human rights activism, the Collective for Sexually Minor Cultures Pinks produced Mamasang: Remember Me This Way, a documentary about prostitution around US military bases in Korea, in 2005 and 3xFTM, a documentary about three transgendered men, in 2008. The Time of Our Lives is its third work. Currently, the group is producing The Miracle of Jongno, a coming out documentary about gay men. The Time of Our Lives (2009) 3xFTM3xFTM (2008) Mamasang: Remember Me This Way (2005)​ 

Credit

  • Cinematography Han Young-hee, Hong Ji-you, Kim Il-ran, Lee Hyuk-sang
  • Editor Hong Ji-you, Han Young-hee
  • Music Choi Eui-Gyung
  • Sound Lee Ju-seok

Production Company & Distributor

Production Company & Distributor  Collective for Sexual Minority Cultures pinks

Address  101ho, Lucky villa, 361-76bunji, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 121-897, Korea

Tel  82 2 337 6541

Email  rainbowact@naver.com​