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10th DMZ Docs(2018)

I AM DOCU



Yes, I Am a Feminist

YUN Dahee, KIM Jihyun

  • Korea
  • 2018
  • 19min
  • ProRes HQ
  • color

World Premiere

Synopsis

Yes, I Am a Feminist is an experimental documentary chronicles director’s self-reflective journey to define feminist activism in East Asia. Through the combining of various activists’interviews and the passage of wannabe feminist directors, the film constantly questions what we want to do and how we can exist.​

Review

Yes, I Am a Feminist is a coming-of-age film following the paths of two female directors seeking for their identity as a feminist. Through confessions of prevalent sexual discrimination and uncomfortable moments they faced while growing up, they realize this problem is not just mine but ours. Through experiencing on-going women’s movements from pro-choice movement, misogynic crimes to Me Too movement, two novice feminists concern about whom at what to say. By default, two directors start to focus on East Asia Women’s movements. Meeting with a Taiwan activist who performs physical equality performances on/off line and Japanese feminism group struggling to alter incorrect definition of ‘feminist’ in a popular dictionary, they suggests a new movement that can reflect life. Making a film is a process of understanding the world. Through this small and rough documentary, two directors might have found a way of living and an idea of what films they should make. Congratulations on their firm steps, shouting out confidently, ‘Yes, I Am a Feminist’. [Wook Steve HEO]

Director

  • YUN Dahee

    She left home when she was in high school and stayed in a youth shelter. She felt lost until she found a filmmaking group ”Agro”. Now she is studying in university, which she hated so much, even having acquired a loan to continue her studies. However, she feels grateful that her life is in technicolor for the first time in her life.

    Known, Unknown (2016)​
    The Close Family (2014)
    Too Bitter To Love (2013)
    The Day (2009)​

  • KIM Jihyun

    Let’s Go, SPENEW! (2016) Mom and Me (2015)​ 

Credit

    HEO Steve Wook

    HEO Steve Wook  ny_film@naver.com