< In The Absence >
2018, Yi Seung-junOn April 6, 2014, South Korea watched the sinking Sewol. The film focuses on video clips and a call log of the tragic disaster. It shows us the absence of South Korea who should have saved her people and handled the accident, revealing her bare face. Nominated for an Oscar in the Short documentary section.
< sawol >
2015, LEE Oh-eunAt a 3D animated apartment, an image of the Sewol is spread through two monitors at the edge of the room. The video of the ferry becomes a sharp reality indicator in the anonymous space. The director arouses a fact with her calm voice. The person concerned with the Sewol tragedy is not only people who deceased in the Sewol and their relatives but also all of us who witnessed the Sewol. Presented at the Competition section of Mise-en-scene Short Film Festival.
< Blind film >
2017, OH Jae-hyungThe director says that at some moment when he looked around the world, he realized that violence can be seen from all directions. It leads him to collect people from Gangjeong village, Miryang, and Okbaraji alley. He started to play the piano. There are faces of wailing people flowing with the melody. The faces take us to the Sewol ferry before no one is aware of it. Presented at Independent Film&Video Maker’s Forum, Independent Documentary Fest, and Seoul Independent Documentary Film Festival.
< But I'm still here >
2020, YANG Dong-JunKo Young-Hwan has a son who was deceased in the Sewol. He lives in ‘0416 Paengmok Memorial’ at Paengmok Port. In keeping the place for seven years, what has he been doing? What has he been thinking? The film commemorates this tragedy, watching his usual days quietly. Presented at Gwangju Independent Film Festival.
< 16th April... and >
2014, KIM Se-jungOn April 16, all of South Korea were watching one image, tipping, capsizing, and sinking the Sewol. It made all South Koreans become a part of the Sewol ferry disaster. The film captures a woman holding candlelight as a daycare teacher, a wife, and a mother. Presented at the Youth Competition section of 6th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival.
< 599.4km >
2015, KIM Myo-inThe Sewol reminded the director of her grandmother again. The youth director realizes the new meaning of losing a family. This honest confession leads to important enlightenment, along with criticism of the absurd reality. Solidarity begins with empathy. Presented at the Youth Competition section of 7th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival.
< 304 Stars >
2018, YUE Si-onAfter five years from the Sewol ferry disaster, the director asks questions to his friends. How do we remember the disaster? How can we do it not forget this disastrous accident? The questions are put into action, meeting the beavered families of the disaster. A journey recalls that remembering is the only way not to repeat this tragedy. Presented at the Youth section of 11th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival.
Information about 4.16 Sewol Ferry Disaster Films
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|2019||엄마, 나예요 아들||윤솔지|
|2018||공동의 기억: 트라우마||오지수, 주현숙, 문성준, 엄희찬|
|2017||애프터 더 세월||매튜루트, 닐 조지|
|2017||친구들: 숨어있는 슬픔||이종언|
|2017||소녀와 난파선||김세미, 이정준|
|2017||망각과 기억2: 돌아 봄 Part.1||박종필, 김환태, 문성준|
|2017||망각과 기억2: 돌아 봄 Part.2||안창규, 김태일, 박수현|
|2015||바다에서 온 편지||세월호참사국민대책회의미디어팀|
|2015||바다에서 온 편지2||세월호참사국민대책회의미디어팀|
|2015||광화문의 어떤 하루||김경만|
Yarn of light
2019, PARK Yeong-iThe young fourth-generation Korean Japanese participate in the 5.18 historical tour. The director, who recorded the encounters of university students, participants in the Uprising, and the bereaved families in Gwangju, follows a trace of people who collaborated with the 5.18 Uprising in Japan and other countries in 1980. He runs into the colonization and the cold war overlapped in the historical context of the Uprising. Directed by Park Yeoung-i of The Sky-Blue Symphony-The Story of the Korean Schools in Japan, 2016. Supported by Gwangju Information & Culture Industry Promotion Agency in 2019.
2020, JEONG Kyung-heeSuhyeon living in Seoul gets on board with her mother’s plan who lives in Gwangju. The plan is called ‘Remind Wedding’, taking wedding pictures of grandmothers who are regular customers of mother’s shop. Looking at the community created by her mother and other women, she seeks answers to the question of how she lives. If someone watches this record, it depends on them whether they ask and image what the women have not said. Supported by Gwangju Information & Culture Industry Promotion Agency in 2019.
Hand, Remember, Mosaic
2019, PARK EunsunThis is the confession of an artist, Eunseon. She is indifferent to politics and social issues with a certain taste. She feels ashamed and isolated when she sees her friends who are active in social issues unlike her. Looking back to her childhood, she faces 5.18-related traumas. Specially mentioned by the jury of the 11th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival.
Murmuring Debris and Leaves Silently Fall
2019, Bo WangIn May 1980, citizens injured by torture and assault were treated in Armed Forces’ Gwangju Hospital. The director stares at the dust, grass, and debris around an abandoned building. His quiet step leads to the gestures that represent the history of the body, controlled by the name of the country. Supported by Asia Culture Center Cinematheque. Presented at DMZ International Documentary Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam.
2019, Hwang JunhaThere are dancers in an empty field. It seems that the dancers call someone and console them. Their motions lead to the place where the trace of the 5.18 Uprising has remained. Finally, the testimony of women who lived at Gwangju in 1980 flows out. Awarded a special prize at University Film Festival of Korea.