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14th DMZ Docs(2022)

I AM DOCU



Bad Father

PARK Yoonsung

  • South Korea
  • 2022
  • 24min
  • G
  • DCP
  • color

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Synopsis

“Unpaid child services are child abuse.” This is a phrase written on the Bad Fathers website. Child support is a duty all parents must fulfill. But some of them are facing issues with such simple obligation. We call these people non-payers or “bad fathers.” Park’s biological father also falls into the category as a “bad father.” To find a solution to his problem, Park starts talking to people.

Review

Director PARK Yoon Sung listens to stories of people who have gone through similar situations as he ponders over the non-payment of child support he and his mother is experiencing. He tries to solve this problem a little more aggressively, but the more he learned about it, the more complicated it gets. The film tells the story of an individual about non-payment of child support in a calm and bold manner and wants to broadly expand this into a social discourse. The director makes a film as delicately as a letter he wrote when he was young and sends it to the world. Anticipation for a documentary film is rising as to what kind of reply he will receive after sending a letter to the world in his own way.

Director

  • PARK Yoonsung

    Park is currently enrolled as a junior in Anyang Arts High School. He became interested in the world of documentaries after making a short film on his family trip as a part of his film class in his sophomore year. Park started to map out his idea in his sophomore year, and that’s how Bad Fathers was made. Park enjoys sharing his stories with others through film. ​ 

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