14th DMZ Docs(2022)
I AM DOCU
I ask people if they know what a Bechdel Test is. Then, I cook up their reactions.
The filmmaker asks the interviewees about the Bechdel Test to explore the meaning of the test and the social phenomenon and to engage with the reflective discussions on gender discrimination, based on various data and materials. The film adopts a unique approach to utilize a conversational format and create stories in remote situations. The filmmaker’s simple way of provoking curiosity and motivation regarding the unfamiliar term leads to a continued engagement with the film. By talking about the Bechdel Test, the filmmaker links the social problem to a more popular subject, namely “the movies,” which draws the attention to and invites us to reflect deeply upon the concept of gender equality.
In her third year at Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, MIN Juhong aims to major in film. MIN has been writing novels since she was 5 and has never stopped exploring the contradictions and irrationalities of the society.