Asian Cinema Fund 2018

2008 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund

Project Into the Breeze
Category Hyowon Fund
Project Into the Breeze
Director LEE Mario
Country Korea
Director's Profile LEE has made documentaries since he began his career at the Seoul Visual Collective in 1998. He is also experienced in policy issues, and problems surrounding independent films and videos while he was on the steering committee of the Association of Korean Independent Film and Video (KIFV). LEE’s documentary, [Rip It Up!](2001) was shown at the Seoul Independent Film Festival and Taiwan Documentary Film Festival, and since then, he has continuously directed, planned and produced [Mad Minutes](2003), [To Die or to Leave – Migrant Workers Interview Project](2004), and 16 Takes on Korean Society (2006).
 
Synopsis
In the 10th year of the Association of Korean Independent Film and Video (KIFV), the Independent Film camp faces huge difficulties in such a capitalistic Korean society. This film will look at the lives of people around KIFV and questions what the meaning of Independent cinema today is. It attempts to look back earnest at the past 10 years and to make plans and dreams for the next 10 years of KIFV.
Director's Note
Into the Breeze is being produced in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of KIFV, and is also planned as the basis for future discussions concerning the identity of independent films, following on the ideas brought about by the film, [On-Line: An Inside View of Korean Independent Film](1997). This documentary will talk about Korean independent films, and about the dreams and lives of the people who are working around KIFV using a new and striking way of approach.
Festivals
2008 Pusan International Film Festival - Wide Angle

2008 Seoul Independent Film Festival
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