- KOFIC News
DMZ Docs 2016 KoBiz Online Screening Opens on September 26!
Sep 21, 2016
- Writerby Shin-young PARK (International Promotion Team, KOFIC)
A Representative Asian Documentary Film Festival Themed with Peace, Communication and Life
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (DMZ Docs) has built its identity based on the two notions of DMZ and documentary, and is now in its 8th edition this year. DMZ and Korea, the only divided country in the world, have become places where you are reminded of the importance and necessity of peace, communication and life, through diverse documentaries from all over the world, that show the possibility of life and healing, overcoming the wound of war, violence and oppression. KoBiz Online Screening service which facilitates easy access to Korean cinema regardless of time and venue, aims to show the power of Korean documentary through Festival Screening: DMZ Docs 2016.
One Warm Spring Day by JEONG Su-eun is the opening film which reminds us of the pain of separation and looks back on the tragic history of Korea, following the life of her grandfather who used to be a North Korean soldier. Also, interesting documentaries will be introduced through KoBiz Online Screening, including All Live, Olive by KIM Tae-il and JU Ro-mi which depicts diverse aspects of Palestinian everyday life under Israeli occupation; Itaewon by Ga-ram KANG-YU, which tells the story of past, present and future of Itaewon that is a symbolic place in modern Korean history; Ladies’ Lunchtime by KOO Dae-hee, dealing with the story and life of the women and diverse aspects of lunch time; and The Part-Time Workers’ Union by YUN Ga-hyun, containing a happy subversion of part-time ‘laborers,’ not mere part-timers.
The Festival Screening: DMZ Docs 2016 will be held at https://screening.koreanfilm.or.kr for three months, starting from the festival opening from September 26th.