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14th DMZ Docs(2022)

I AM DOCU



Teleporting

KWON Ohyeon, NAM Arum, Chifumi TANZAWA, Nana NOKA, [Producer] JEON Gyuchan, [Producer] Yoshiharu TEZUKA, [Producer] Ella RAIDEL

  • South Korea, Japan
  • 2022
  • 23min
  • DCP
  • color

WP

Synopsis

In this Pandemic Era, border are closed between countries. Four protagonists Kitty and Tommy, who live in Seoul, and Mia and Emma, who lives in Tokyo, access each other through online network system. While communication, they are using AR character masks originated by popular chatting app “LINE”, rather than showing their real faces on the screen. As East Asian women of the 21st century, they are facing parallel reality in the different society. They are chatting about a book they have all read by chance, sending their old photos, and sharing the videos of their daily life such as subways. They have never met each other, yet, however they already become friend. Their AR avatars are teleporting between separated nations and trying to make a solidarity in playful digitalized gesture.​

 

Director

  • KWON Ohyeon

    Born 1995 in Seoul, South Korea. She is studying documentary film at the Korean National University of Arts. She became documentary filmmaker after the Feminism Reboot after #Me_Too movement. Queer Feminism is the aestatical and practical method of her documentary works. ​ 

  • NAM Arum

    She is documentary director based in Seoul, South Korea. She’s doing a master's degree in documentary at Korea National University of Arts. Her previous short documentary, Pink-Femi, screened at several film festivals. Her first feature film -Patriot girl- is on production stage. ​ 

  • Chifumi TANZAWA

    Born in 1999 in Nagano, Japan. She studied Cultural studies at university and filmed a documentary in class about sexual violence happening in Japan. Issues that she is concerned about involve politics, gender, and feminism. ​ 

  • Nana NOKA

    Born in 1998 in Toyama, Japan. She studied Cultural studies at university and wrote a graduation thesis about Japanese-Korean politics and K-POP. She is interested in politics, K-POP, feminism, lookism and religion. She is working in a commercial production company in Japan. ​ 

  • [Producer] JEON Gyuchan

    He teaches journalism, documentary and media cultural studies at KARTS. He has long been a media activist, representing People’s Coalition for Media Reform. Korea. He has written several books, journal articles, newspaper columns on various social-historical issues including recent Sewol Ferrry disaster and so-called Borthers’ Home incident. He also has directed a few short documentaries including which deals with the issue of genocide during the Korean War. ​ 

  • [Producer] Yoshiharu TEZUKA

    Yoshiharu Tezuka Ph.D (London) is professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Komazawa University in Tokyo. His documentary work includes Over the Threshold(1989), which received Best Film Award from Royal Institute of Anthropology UK, Award of Encouragement from Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. His publication includes Japanese Cinema Goes Global:
    Filmworkers Journeys (Hong Kong University Press 2012)​

  • [Producer] Ella RAIDEL

    Ella Raidel, Ph.D., is an Austrian filmmaker and visual artist. She is Asst. Prof. at NTU Singapore at ADM School of Art, Design, and Media and WKWSCI Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information ​ 

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