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For dear life

Director
Seolhae Kim
Jongmin Jeong
Youngeun Jo
Info
2018 | 103min 59sec | color | DCP | MOV | Korean Subtitles | English subtitles

 

Screening schedule

Date Time Theater Information
2019.03.23(Sat) 13:00 Lotte Cinema Hongik Univ 2
2019.03.27(Wed) 13:00 Lotte Cinema Hongik Univ 2

 

Synopsis

In May 2011, directed by the Hyundai Motor Company and performed by its subcontractor YPR, the busting procedure of the YPR union has started. Since then, the union members have gone through harsh violence and been put under discrimination and incrimination on an everyday basis. After 5 years of suffering, Han Kwang Ho, a YPR worker committed suicide. His comrades, eager to put an end to this ongoing tragedy, hold over Han’s funeral and carry on the fight.

 

Director's Statement

On the occasion of the enforcement of the pluralist union law in 2011, the union busting procedure of the state and the corporation occurred a lot.
Workers in YPR have been fighting against union busting for a long time and restoring the strength of trade unions, but they have had to suffer injuries, deaths and conflicts. We were listening with the camera in cooperation with their struggle, and we wanted to take a look at the time they have endured and to show them how they are trying to be a human beings that are not destroyed by the destruction of the union.

 

Biography

Seolhae Kim
A member of ‘Gongryong’, a social movement group in Cheongju, Korea. She perfomrs media education, film making and various solidarity activities.
2007 / 2007 Seoul Independent Film Festival
2012 / 2012 Seoul Independent Film Festival
2013
2015

Jongmin Jeong
An ex-member of ‘Gongryong’, a social movement group in Cheongju, Korea. He performs media education and making films on the issues of Cheongju.
2014 / 2015 Seoul Independent Documentary Film Festival
2015
2017

Youngeun Jo
A member of ‘Gongryong’, a social movement group in Cheongju, Korea. She makes films as a mean to deliver the voices of workers.
2012 / Jeonju International Film Festival (YouthVoice)
2014 / 2015 Seoul Independent Documentary Film Festival
2016

 

Staff
Producer     Commune Gongryong 
Cinematographer     Seolhae Kim  Jongmin Jeong  Youngeun Jo  Poongnyun Kim 
Editor     Seolhae Kim 
Producer     Baeil Park 

 

Distribution
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