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4th DMZ Docs(2012)

I AM DOCU



Get on the Bus

KIM Jeong-keun

  • Korea
  • 2012
  • 80min
  • HDV
  • color

Synopsis

A comrade who had joined the fight against merciless layof fs for 129 days on a shipyard crane ended her life by hanging herself. Ten years later total strangers gathered under the crane to save another female laborer who had been protesting for 157 days on it for the same reason. In spite of tear gas and club at tacks, rain and having to sleep on the road, they continuously publicized to those who could not join the bus ride heading for the protest site, the shameless atrocities of unjust layof fs. Finally, on the 30 9 th day, the female laborer ended her protest and voluntarily came down the crane. The agreement made that day hasn’t been kept in the proper sense, but things have definitely changed as the public are now more open to group gatherings at various rally locations such as Daehan Gate, Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul Cit y Hall, P yongtaek and Jeju Island. This is the stor y of people who have fought against unpredictable time constraints to inter vene in an ‘unbending situation’ with a spirit that went beyond all obstacles, drawing in a new crowd and adopting dif ferent methods of action to overcome it all. They are the ones who stood by ‘truth’ and became the true ethical masters of a collective fate. In this sense, the ‘Hope Bus’ was an ‘Event’ (quoted from A . Badiou) for South Korea during the year of 2012. Get on the Bus faithfully follows the five trips made by the ‘Hope Bus’ testif ying to its journey. (SHIN Eun-shil)

Review

Director

  • KIM Jeong-keun

    While he worked for a civil society organization in 2003, he learned of the death of Kim Joo-ik, a labor union leader at Hanjin Heavy Industry Co.This incident inspired him to make a documentary.He recorded ‘Hope Bus’ coming to Busan with his camera and put it online. Based on this short but sensational video, Kim made his first feature-length documentary Get on the Bus. He is currently working for PlogTV, an alternative media based in Busan. Get on the Bus (2012)​ 

Credit

  • Cinematography 이승훈, 김단하 외
  • Editor 김정근, 이승훈, 문창현, 박배일

Distributor / Sales

Distributor/Sales  PlogTV

Address  5F, 11-1 Bujeon-dong Busanjin-gu Busan, 614-030, Korea

Tel  82 70 4349 0917

E-mail  plogtv@plogtv.net​