Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2010 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||First Love – 1989, Memory of Sumida|
First Love – 1989, Memory of Sumida tells about the female workers’ struggle against Sumida Electronics Company two decades ago and also about their powerful energy and passion for life. Sumida Electronics Company was a Japanese company located in the Masan Free Export Zone. In 1989, Sumida wanted to relocate the factories to Southeast Asia and notified the news of factory’s shutting down and the dismissal of all employees via fax. Outraged by the factory-closing tactics, four union leaders visited the parent company in Japan to publicize the immorality and irresponsibility of the company. They staged public demonstrations and many Japanese supported these protesting workers. And twenty years passed since then. These four workers were up to their neck in work so that they hardly kept in touch with. How are they doing now?
Everyone has their own unforgettable memories. Some of them are really strong enough to shake someone’s life. Twenty years ago, many Japanese joined four Korean female workers’ fight against Sumida Electronics Company. They said these women encouraged them and gave power to live on. I hope this film will help you to get your passion and energy back like I was empowered while shooting the film.