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4th DMZ Docs(2012)

I AM DOCU



Wind from the Lake

SONG Kyu-hag

  • Korea
  • 2012
  • 74min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

Musicians Lee Juck and Ha Reem familiar to the Korean public set off on an creative nomadic journey to Mongolia accompanied by Korean artists including a Haegum (Korean fiddle) player, dancer and sculptor. They are joined on their trip to South Gobi by Mongolian artists consisting of a Morin Khuur player, singer and a dancer from which they receive artistic inspiration to perform at the Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator. As a nomadic music road movie, this documentary captures how art is created and performed amongst the daily lives of people instead of the stage and becomes part of an ordinary reality. There is also pleasure in witnessing the process of creating exotic yet universal human harmony as Mongolian traditional art meets with Korean popular music. Communication may not be efficient through language, but creative pains open them up to a mutual understanding. As they offhandedly compose, play their instruments, dance and sing they become closer to each other like family. The film follows the group as they trek through the vast Gobi Desert which reveals the breathtaking landscape. And the Mongolian long song sung to the melancholy tunes of the Morin Khuur touches the heart with the ageold Mongolian tradition of empathizing with animals. Ha Reem learns Hoomii the uniquely Mongolian way of singing and applies it to the vocals of his songs. Harmony created through Mongolian and Korean traditional music as well as Korean popular music unfolds before us in an unfamiliar yet warm way as these artists’ senses are presented not in wordy explanations but images. And at the same time, the marvelous emotions inspired by nature and animals are expressed in sound and hand-made imagery. This is truly an amazing piece of work which presents an entertaining observation of celebrities, the joy of experiencing sophisticated performances that one cannot easily come by, the beauty of nature’s greatness and the encounter between diverse cultures. (JEONG Min-ah)

Review

Director

  • SONG Kyu-hag

    Devoted himself to producing a variety of programs related to current events for KBS and MBC. He has lavished unremitting affection on Korean traditional culture and music. Since 2005, Song also has joined the Documentation and Promotion of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Korea as a producer. Song took a creative nomadic trip in Mongolia and met several artists there. Currently, he is working with them for his upcoming art film project. Wind from the Lake (2012) A Thousand of Plateaus (2012) Dosan Auditorium, Shimgok Auditorium, Sangju Auditorium (2011) Pilahm Auditorium, Jeju Shrine Memorial Rite (2010) Yongduk Gugye-ri Byulshin Ritual, Samchuk Imwon-ri Village Ritual (2007) China Minority Documentary Movie_ Minority of the Guizhousheng, Tongzu and Miao (2001)​

Credit

  • Producer이성규
  • Cinematography 김태곤, 김상진, 이성규
  • Editor 진효민

Production Company / Distributor / Sales

Production Company  창작집단 917 

Distributor/Sales  송규학

Address  917 Acropolis, 14-5, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 150-871, Korea

Tel  82 2 786 0505

E-mail  lapas45@daum.net​