Lee Nan-young, a famous Korean singer, made her debut at OK Records in the 1930s, and married Kim Hae-song, a genius composer at the time. In 1945, the years of liberation, KPK musical troupe gained popularity with the duo of Lee Nan-young and Kim Hae-song untill Kim got kidnapped to North Korea. During the Korean War, Lee produced Korea’s first vocal girl group ‘Kim Sisters’ with her daughters Sukja, Ae-ja and her niece Min-ja who inherited their parents’ musical talent. With the help of Lee’s training effort, ‘Kim Sisters’ caught popularity at the American 8th Army base. They also had a chance to perform in Las Vegas, for the first time as Asians, making strong appeal to Americans. Audience can meet three shy girls who fluently sang songs in English without even knowing the language, through the remembrance of Min-ja in the film.
A cancer patient rides "Le tour de France" stages.
Korean sex worker Yon-hee goes to Japan to build solidarity with her counterparts there. Yamasita Young-ae heads for Kyoto to give a lecture on how former prostitute-turned-comfort women were left out of the movement to achieve justice for comfort women. Korean professor PARK Yu-ha is Sued by former comfort women because of her book 『Comfort Women of the Empire』. Reportage writer Kawada Fumiko Tells the story of BAE Bon-ki, a Korean who worked as a comfort woman in Okinawa. Shuttling between the issue of sex workers who refuse to be pictured as victims and the issue of comfort women who couldn’t even be acknowledged as victims, the film reveals stories that had disappeared from official memory.
Ten years ago, Mrs.B left North Korea for China to work for a year, but she was sold to a Chinese peasant, to be is wife. Mrs.B was a victim of the system with which she now collaborates: she has become a smuggler herself. She managed to smuggle her two sons into South Korea. Now she is leaving China to meet them, even though she has come to love her Chinese family. The road to Thailand – where North Koreans can apply for political asylum in South Korea. In Thailand, they are arrested and sent to the Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre. Mrs.B is happy to be transferred to the South Korean Authorities, but she is suspected of being a North Korean spy. She finds a job in Seoul, yet her past is still under investigation. She lives with her sons in the apartment the South Korean government grants them and with her North Korean ex-husband. Her situation is difficult. She only finds happiness in her conversations with Chinese husband...
In the metropolis of Daegu, South Korea, one man, Mr. Kang, offers free funeral services for those with no next-of-kin. He was diagnosed with late- stage cancer of the bladder in 1995. On the operation table, Mr. Kang vowed to devote his life to the service of others. After his recovery, Kang contacted all the district offices in Daegu stating that he started a non-for-profit service project that offers free transportation, cremation, and a one-day funeral. However, things don‘t progress so smoothly. Mr.Kang should accompany a related district officer from the funeral house to crematorium and get an official letter from city hall on every step of the way. After this system comes into action, he should wait the public officer’s permission. As the official letter moves around between city and district office, he corpses start decaying in each fridge and Mr.Kang can’t pick up the bodies for two or three months. His wife remains upset about. She fears that this line of work brings her husband closer to death. On the days, he handles corpses she’s especially silent. In this film, we can see the death itself, and give a unique viewpoint what will be happened after we die.
In Jeju Province, located off the southern coast of Korea, are the women of the sea, those who hold breath for life. These women still exist and they still dive the old way, without tanks. They go into the waters of 10- to 20-meter depth to harvest seaweed and shellfish to make a living. They make a living in the same sea, but each haenyeo’s sea of life is different. The community is divided into three tiers- Group A, B and C, based on skills and capabilities. One’s rank is determined by sum or breath. Sum, is pre-determined at birth. Therefore, sum is desired. However, the ocean is harsh. May you desire! But seek what is not yours, the ocean will devour you. Life, for these women of the sea, is about holding one’s breath, and containing and controlling one’s desire. The film is a six year record of the lives of the haenyeos in Udo, an islet in the province of Jeju, known to be the birthplace of haenyeo. It is a close look into the lives that stand on the boundary of life and death.
Hunger drove him to cross the border - a move of desperation which cost him his father and his fingers. A new settler in the unfamiliar South, Byeok Song is known as a former propaganda artist daring to dress "the brilliant and beloved General" in skirts, Byeok Song rose to international acclaim through his depiction of the desolate lives of "the people" in which he expresses his anger towards the regime. Yet, to most people South of the border, he still carries the label of a "commie propagandist." What does peace look like for the artist who served both countries? Traveling to the DMZ and coming face to face with fellow defectors, Song embarks on a long journey to paint a new propaganda work of art depicting the nation's division and peace.
Heewon ahead of college is to leave as ‘International internship program’ in Australia to fill the career resume. As "global talent” called by herself, She enjoyed chic and wonderful city life for a while. But she got a part-time job soon because of high-price in Sydney and met a lot of young people who moved away from their countries. When the time comes going back to Korea, she heard some rumors about Australian farm that can make a lot of money and travel to great outdoor as well. She decided to leave there and prepared to pack the stuff and to gather members for achieving “Outback dream"