Diliver a counterpunch!
Former yakuza vs. Xenophobes, a sparking street fighting!
Who laughs last?
"Hate speech" has become a common word in Korea. It means intentional instigation for incite prejudice and violence to specific groups on the basis of race, age, national origin, religion, gender identity, or political opinion. It is connected to the demonstrations of extreme right Japanese in 2013. For that, hate speech was received the attention of Japanese society, so it was chosen to The Word of the Year 2013 of Japan. "Jaitokukai", a civic group against the privilege of Korean-Japanese, is one of the leader group of hate speech demonstration. On the other hand, there is another civic group against all forms of discriminations. They are so called "Counters".
The director E Il-ha born in Korea and went to Japan in 2000. After graduated from Tama Art University, he took his master's degree in Nihon University and his doctor's degree in Osaka University of Arts. For his master's degree he was advised by professor Hara Kazuo, known as the director of <The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On> and <Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974>. <A Crybaby Boxing Club>, the documentary film directed by E Ilha, was chosen for the opening film of 2014 DMZ International Documentary Festival and will be released in Korea in late October 2015.
The producer CHO Eun-Sung worked as a writer at EBS movie program 'Cinema Paradiso', and a producer of TV program and documentary. He has produced documentaries such as <Incheon, Memory of Baseball>, <One for All, All for One>, <Strangers on the Field>, and <A Crybaby Boxing Club>. Now he is producing documentary film <Counters> and <I Am a Cat>.