Asian Cinema Fund 2018

2007 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund

Project Farmer
Category KyungSung Fund
Project Farmer
Director YOON Doc Hyun
Country Korea
Director's Profile YOON Doc Hyun co-directed "Jangma, Goureehaeseo" (2006). The film screened at the Indie-Documentary Festival, Gangneung-Inkwon Film Festival and Busan Independent Film Festival. Also in 2006 he directed, filmed and edited a documentary called "HwaHaeReul Wehan SeaJac, JinSil".
The filmmaker goes on a search for the small time farmers who are impacted the most by the FTA. However, the “alienated” farmers dismiss the threat and continue to work hard to make a living. This documentary tells the experience of an individual who is directly affected by the FTA.
Director's Note
Through meetings with a group of farmers struggling against the Korean-American FTA, I gradually realized how the FTA issues are closely connected to their lives. I took my camera to film them because I wanted to capture the lives of those who are most directly exposed to the radical change caused by the FTA. Ultimately, whose interests does the FTA serve?
2008 Pusan International Film Festival - Wide Angle
2008 Seoul Independent Film Festival
2009 Canada HOT DOCS - Made in Korea
2009 Green Film Festival in Seoul - Special Jury Award, Aveda Korean Environmental Film Award Grand Prize
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