6th DMZ Docs(2014)
I AM DOCU
Catherine Russell is Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. She is the author of four books, including Experimental Ethnography: The Work of Film in the Age of Video (Duke, 1999); The Cinema of Naruse Mikio: Women and Japanese Modernity (Duke, 2008); Narrative Mortality: Death, Closure and New Wave Cinemas (Minnesota, 1995); and Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited (Bloomsbury, 2011). She has also published numerous articles and is currently working on a book on archival film practices.
Lee Kang-hyun made his first documentary, The Description of Bankruptcy, in 2006. It was presented at various festivals, including the Jeonju International Film Festival, the Yamagata Documentary Film Festival and the Taiwan International Documentary Festival. The Color of Pain is his second feature-length film.
Rachael Rakes is Programmer at Large for Film Society Lincoln Center, and co-programmer of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real nonfiction festival. She is a Programming Advisor for the documentary arts space UnionDocs, and a curator at Heliopolis Project Space in Brooklyn. From 2010-2013, she was the Assistant Curator of Film at the Museum of the Moving Image. Rakes is also the Film Editor for the monthly arts paper, the Brooklyn Rail, and has written recently for Artforum, Art Papers, BOMB, Hyperallergic, wuxia, and elsewhere. Additionally, she is an Editorial and Marketing Consultant for the independent publisher Verso Books, and is an MA candidate at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York.
Nick DEOCAMPO is a prizewinning documentary filmmaker, film historian and a Professorial Lecturer at the College of Mass Communication at the University of the Philippines. He received his Master of Arts degree in Cinema Studies at New York University as a Fulbright scholar and his Certificate in Film in Paris, France. He has won awards in international film festivals for his documentaries that tackled political, gender, social and ecological themes. He has also served as a member of the international film jury in various festivals and spoke in various academic fora. He has likewise received international fellowship grants and awards for his books on film history.
Joined Purn Production in 1998. RYU made her first documentary I Am Happy (2000) which won Special Mention at Persons with Disabilities Film Festival(Seoul, Korea). In the following year, her film Happy Friends was acclaimed the Best Film among middle-length films at Korean Independent Short Film Festival (currently known as Seoul Independent Film Festival). In 2003, her documentary project, Life Goes On received the 2nd Documentary Ockrang Award of Women’s Film Festival in Seoul. After completing it in 2004, she received the Woman Filmmaker of the Year Award. In 2011, she made My sweet baby which is another story of a mother and her personal story within a 12-year period.
Ulrich ZIEMONS is a film curator, film scholar and writer based in Berlin. He is one of the cocurators of the Forum Expanded program at the Berlin International Film Festival. He has curated film programs and exhibitions for, among others, Arsenal ? Institute for Film and Video Art, KW -Institute for Contemporary Art, as well as for the 2010 Berlin Biennial, and is a member of the short film selection committee of Dokfest Kassel. As a guest lecturer he has taught at the University of Potsdam, at Ithaca College, NY, and Cornell University. In 2014 his book Aufzeichnungen eines Storm Squatters was published, the first German language monograph on the American underground filmmaker George KUCHAR’s influential Weather Diary video series.
JEON Joo-young is a junior in high school. This ambitious and curious young man is a member of an advertisement club ‘M&m’ and a vocal club ‘TIME’. He loves to photograph and write, and dreams to become an executive of an advertisement agency in the future. He is keen on new things and never hesitates to experience it. The only thing that he wants is to keep his childhood sensibility.
Hello everyone, I am Jeong Da-yeon of Kaywon High School of Arts, and I am majoring in Film. I believe that documentary is more attractive and powerful than any other genres and I hope to produce one in the near future. However it is sad that there are only limited opportunities for the teenagers to come across documentaries. I wish participating as a Youth Competition Jury in this film festival would be a chance to see diverse documentaries and rethink about what they are trying to convey to us through it.
Since young, I always wanted to become a person who could change the world, and that thought will never change. I am very thrilled to be one of the juries in this film festival and I hope this experience becomes a stepping-stone for me to grow and develop. I wish more people would have more interest on films, moreover in documentaries. Look out for ‘Su-ji’,the attractive jury.
I am Yang Se-jeong, a high school girl who always carries out what she planned. Loved reading, studied literature, immersed in scenarios and now I am in love with films. Currently I am participating as a vice president of a filmmaking club in Baek seok high school, always wandering somewhere
I have been doing film writing since I was nominated for the critic award of ‘Cine21’ in 2002. I have associated with Independent Film as a programmer of Indie forum since 2008 and as a member of the executive committee of Seoul Independent Documentary film & Video Festival since 2009. Currently, I am studying on philosophy and film in humanities research association, ‘Nomadist Suyu Nomo N’.
Majored in Cinema Studies of Korea National University of Arts and received Masters on Southeast Studies from the Singapore National University. Have experience working at DMZ International Documentary Film Festival and Mediacity Seoul. Translated Microfinance and Its Discontents, Insurgent Mexico and many more.
AHN Seul-ki is a film director and a high school math teacher. Yet, he tells his student that math is unnecessary and warns them to never dream of being a lmmaker. He directed Five Is Too Many, My Song Is… and How to live on Earth. He also wrote the novel Devil, a lmmaking guidebook Let’s Make a Film at School, and the textbook Film, Broadcasting Production. While teaching at school, he has taught lmmaking for 12 years. Currently, he is lming a documentary which is 안슬기 about seeing his old lm students again.