9th DMZ Docs(2017)
I AM DOCU
There is a Byoungcheon high school which has a special archery team, having a long history. This high school is also regarded as a lowest rank, so called third class school.
Their dormitory is built of an used container box. But, the young archers are happy with shooting an arrow. Their goal is only one, shooting the perfect target, 10 point.
This film will tell the story of the 7 high school archery team members and we will find out how they deal with the choices they have made.
Byung-Cheon High School is located in Cheonan, Chungnam. In this small high school with about 600 students, there is an archery club with stout-minded students full of dreams. Other than their struggling with insufficient time for study and archery practice both, their family circumstances and dream of X10 weigh heavily on their shoulders all the time. They confront the life crisis between the ideal and the real. is a story behind the medal hanging on their necks. The film examines various lives including private questions of adolescent boys, their growth, and lives within the community. The way of camera works is sort of rough, but it delivers warmth. The film talks about individual stories of the club members and ties them into one at some point. There is no huge event, but the film is attractive in a way it concentrates on individual concerns. While feeling and sharing this coming-of-age story, the audience must comfort, encourage and cheer these boys. Their lives look just like archery. Pulling a string called effort from a bow called life is lonely but happy struggle. We can encounter multiple ingredients provided by life when we see the archery club members who have refined their arrowheads called ‘me’ by bringing out the best in each of them. The arrowheads, roughly but carefully refined, are still flying toward the X10 engraved in each heart departed from their(our) hands. [Choi Hui-suk]