8th DMZ Docs(2016)
I AM DOCU
I once set the goal. When I became twenty, it would be time to be independent. Many aspect of independence of my life at 20, which I am approaching closer, looked achievable, but I found that has been very difficult task. Being independent meant not only financially from parents' help, but building my own concrete world view. So I choose a path to experience some controversial sites by myself to taste some.
To become an adult implies more than just to become one who is 20 years old. The director who prepared for his independence as an adult faces economic and social reality which is not convenient for her. The gap between the life of an adolescent and that of an adult she realizes is not just 1 degree gap between the numbers 19 and 20. It is as big and distanced as in the title of the film Between 9 and 0.
Her struggles to become an adult who “takes one’s fair share of responsibility” while realizing the practical difficulties for independence are extremely impressive. Reading humanity books, visiting her granny living in Miryang and making a radio for her, participating in a massive rally to identify the image of adult she want to become, etc. All these activities are shining more brightly than any adults’ activities.
Her steady but sturdy steps to make her own path convey warm impressions. It is probably because her simple narration contains the virtue of documentary based on authenticity. I’d like to encourage the brave future of the director, who confesses a plain confess that one day she is going to make a path of her own and not anyone else’s path although it is still incomplete. [Seong Da-eun]
Between 9 and 0 (2015) This film is about personal experience in social issues, conflicts, and social activists' protests. I chose the sites because there might be needed a late teenager's view or interpretation. As a novice to the field, I outlined my own basic idea. I wanted to find resolution for my own quest; examining myself being grown-up. I am sure that I can only find another complex of homework rather than finding full answer to the third outlined point.
Contribution / World Sales Kim Su-min