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14th DMZ Docs(2022)

I AM DOCU



Fudge Consumption Bug Life

WON Heejoo

  • South Korea
  • 2021
  • 27min
  • G
  • DCP
  • color

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Synopsis

I,Heejoo WON, as a director, Yoonseo JO as the cameraman, Ye-young LEE as sound OP, the three of us wanted to find out why people don’t eat insects and to experiment on a way to consume them without feeling disgusted. Before that, we decide to find experts for professional advice. The journey for insect consumption continues.

Review

With a critical mind toward the negative perception of the insect diet, the filmmakers look at the various facets of edible insects, such as farming, the demands, and hygiene, as well as the pros and cons, the safety, and its prospect, with multiple interviewees including the CEO of an edible insect farm, a researcher, and an insect-dish expert. Then, the filmmakers conduct an experiment with insect cookies to lower the negative feelings. From the basic research on professional materials, the interviews, and the experiment, it can be easily told that the efforts of the filmmakers in dealing with the various footage stand out. Also, the serious attitude to go deeper into a subject goes a long way. But first and foremost, the film’s persuasive logic supported by proper devices that penetrate the core idea of the documentary is what makes it such an impressive piece.

Director

  • WON Heejoo

    WON was in second year of middle school when she started to have interest in making movies, therefore went through the entrance exam to pursuit her studies in Korean Animation High School. She is majoring in film production and studying multiple mediums.

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