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10th DMZ Docs(2018)

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Why I Left Both Koreas

트레일러 재생

Steve CHOI

  • UK, Korea
  • 2017
  • 85min
  • G
  • DCP
  • color

Synopsis

2000년대 한국에서 탈북자들이 어떤 삶을 살고 어떤 어려움을 겪었는지, 어떻게 이용당했고 왜 떠날 결정을 했는지에 대한 기록. 많은 탈북자가 희망과 삶을 찾고 행복을 누리기 보다 감시와 차별에 밀려 괴로워하고 있다. 공식 통계는 없지만 남한 정착 후 다시 제 3국인 해외로 떠난 탈북자는 2천 여명. 무엇이 그들을 그 먼 땅 까지 밀어낸 것일까?

Review

This documentary sheds light on the lives of North Korean defectors in Europe. North Korean defectors who crossed the ideological boundary over to South Korea are often called forth to bear witness to the plight of North Korean society. Rather than creating a discourse about the recovery of divided culture, the focus has been very much on the conflict of ideology. The increasing number of North Korean defectors is a sign of victory. However, the film testifies that a growing number of people are leaving both Koreas behind. The people we meet in the film argue that South and North Korea can never be utopias but merely sites of ideology. The increasing number of North Korean defectors choosing to leave for a third country after risking their lives to come to South Korea suggests that the living conditions in North and South Korea are harsh, and that deep prejudice in South Korea has been driving them away. The film offers an opportunity to reflect upon the problems of Korean society where outsiders and social minorities are rejected and excluded. [KWON Geumsang]

Director

  • Steve CHOI

    The Arrivals (2016) 

Credit

  • Producer고수진 GO Soojin
  • Screenwriter 김이진 KIM Yijin
  • Cinematography 최중호 Steve CHOI
    강성빈 KANG Seongbin
  • Editor 정부진 JEONG Boojin
  • Music 고수진 GO Soojin
  • Sound 류호건 RYU Hogeon

Distributor / World Sales

최중호 Steve CHOI  choistevo@gmail.com