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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Earth’s Women

    2009. South Korea. Woo-jung Kwon. 95 min.

U.S. premiere

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Earth’s Women

    2009. South Korea. Directed by Woo-jung Kwon. Earth’s Women is a story about three women, friends since their college days, who found themselves at hiome in rural communities despite their urban backgrounds. Kang Sun Hee had dreamed of becoming a peasant activist; Byun Eun Joo followed her husband to the country; and So Hee Ju came from a privileged background but had always been fascinated with rural life. The lives they had dreamed of were difficult, and their farm work and engagement in the peasants' movement ultimately meant less time with their children and families. This documentary follows their lives for more than a year—the lives not only of "peasants" but also of "women," two marginalized positions in South-Korea. In Korean; English subtitles. 95 min.