“When I came back home, I realize that I can’t return to be normal again.”
“Can I forget those memories? Do I have to be better?”
In March 2017, the ferry Sewol finally reveals its face after 1,073 days of being underwater. Civilian divers who brought up about 200 bodies in the poor conditions head to the venue where the ship is. On its way, they say that they have something to tell. Divers stand before a camera and ask, “Will I be really okay?”
Bok began his career as a director of photography for broadcasting channels. He has been a volunteer in The Korea Federation for Environmental Movement and made documentary films about the environmental issue. Beginning with his first debut, Endangered bird, spoonbill(2002), his films were screened at various film festivals including Black Tear which dealt with the victims of oil spill caused by Samsung. It was the opening film of 2008 Green Film Festival in Seoul.
Song directed several TV shows in KBS and MBC. He started focusing on making independent documentaries after he directed a few films about intangible cultural heritages. He directed Wind From the Lake, a documentary about the collaborative creation of Korean and Mongolian artists, and produced Where Is My Son? and SHIVA, Throw Your Life in 2013. He is currently teaching documentary and sociology at Hallym University since 2013.