There is no such thing as a perfect feminist
As feminism boom rose recently in Korea, new feminism groups were born in a row: One of them is ‘Flame Feminist Action’. Its issue highlights women’s body and sexuality, especially making social actions for pro-choice, menstruation, etc. These feminists protest by using shocking and showing strategies like shaving their hairs, letting their armpit hairs, and taking off bras in public. But it ended up in layoff and criticism in their routine. Even though they took an action for their better life, there is no way for them to reluctantly wear a cap on their shaved head for living. Furthermore what they faced in their activity is serial arguments and conflicts, following after an arrangement committee for forming a feminist party whose value is even equality and diversity, ironically. What was worse is that one feminist ran out from the meeting with skepticism. Eventually, they ended up in a starting point question: ‘what makes a woman’. As feminism says ‘Be yourself’! Can they be themselves against self-censorship and internal struggles?
She began to make a documentary with no fear but without thinking how much it will be hard. She is always encouraged by those who have nothing in their life and making a documentary about them.
2016 The Part-Time Workers' Union(78min) Director
-SEOUL International Women's Film Festival Pitch&Catch Audience Award
-2016 DMZ Docs
-2016 Seoul Independent Film Festival
-2017 Seoul Independent Documentary FF
-2017 Independent Film&Video Makers’ Forum
-2017 Women's Film Festival in Incheon
Director MA Min-ji was born in 1989. She graduated in Film directing from Korea National University of Arts and following master’s course in Documentary filmmaking. Her theme is ‘Space and Place in City’, especially how capital works and makes changes in the city. She directed several short films Verbal life(2009) and Apollo 17(2011), and a mid-length documentary A journal from Seoungbuk(2014). Family in the Bubble(2017) is her first feature film, which was co-produced with Finland. Recently, she is working as an assistant of <The planet of Junha>(Working Title, Hyung-sook Hong) and the producer of <Flame Feminist Action>(Ga-hyun Yun).