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10th DMZ Docs(2018)

I AM DOCU



For Dear Life

KIM Seolhae, JEONG Jongmin, JO Youngeun

  • Korea
  • 2018
  • 100min
  • G
  • DCP
  • color

World Premiere

Synopsis

In May 2011, led by YPR upon the request from the Hyundai Motor Company, the busting procedure of the YPR union has started. Since then, the union members have gone through harsh violence and been put under discrimination and incrimination. After 5 years of suffering, Han Kwangho, a YPR worker committed suicide. His comrades, eager to put an end to this ongoing tragedy, hold over Han’s funeral and carry on the fight.

Review

The topic for the Koreans in 2018 is 'work-life balance'. But in the actual workplaces, it is nothing but a ghost. As it is known that the death of workers is due to long night work in YPR supplying the components to Hyundai Motors, the workers get into the struggle. The company counterattacks it with dismissing workers, a lockout, and establishing a company union. In the meantime, Han Kwangho, a worker, committed suicide, and his younger brother, who also worked in the company, delayed the funeral and encouraged his colleagues to 'do a fight'. The workers still do not understand why the company closed their workplace, but more than 20 workers were identified as being at higher risk in addition to Han Kwang-ho. In the ending part, the film shows a worker spending time with his family, he has not had in a long time. And it asks. Why do we work in the world? Does working hard and having a good evening with family are not allowed for Korean workers? Is the 'work-life balance' really just a ghost insubstantial that roams the Republic of Korea? [MAENG Soojin]

Director

  • KIM Seolhae

    Target: The Second Spring of the YPR Branch of the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (2013) 

  • JEONG Jongmin

    The Story of Female Workers’ Fight Against Cheongju Geriatric Hospital (2017) 

  • JO Youngeun

    The Story of the YPR Branch of the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (as a part of “Act as a media! in Chungbuk” project) (2016) 

Credit

  • Producer박배일 PARK Baeil
  • Cinematography 김설해 KIM Seolhae
    정종민 JEONG Jongmin
    조영은 JO Youngeun
  • Editor 김설해 KIM Seolhae
  • Music 오재환 OH Jaehwan

Distributor / World Sales

정종민 JEONG Jongmin  lope7@naver.com