14th DMZ Docs(2022)
I AM DOCU
SO Yo Hen
Vietnamese female workers are divided into three shifts in this dormitory, day, night, and late-night shift. Some of them are preparing a strike: making sign boards, props, and practicing the action play. However the dorm manager persuades them to give up, and threatens them with repatriation. A newbie just moves in tonight, and witnesses the conflict with her cold eyes… Here, they exchange their experiences, culminating in a unique upheaval.
The dormitory is always as dark as night. This is because there is always someone sleeping due to their three-shift work. Dorm depicts Vietnamese female workers living in a dark dormitory. This dormitory is a bit strange. Overall, it is like a cave made of odds and ends, and in the center there is something that looks like a bizarre creature. Here, workers prepare for a strike, talking about the poor working conditions and hard life. To be more accurate, they put together a performance. They rehearse lines and reproduce situations. The purpose of this performance, however, does not seem to lie in creating a decent play. The dormitory is not a theater stage all set, but a communal space where individual conversations, everyday gestures, diverging views and exploding emotions swirl around. The film was made at a migrant worker workshop, and the pouring light in the second half leaves a deep impression.
SO Yo Hen
Your Bros. filmmaking group is an informal filmmaking group formed by three amateurs from a different field of ar. We focus on field research during the process of filmmaking, creative workshops, unforeseen circumstances, flexible scripts that can be changed in different situations.