Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2011 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
In December 2010, fashion designer Nora Noh won the presidential award at Korea Fashion Awards. She dominated the Korean fashion industry between the 1950s and 1970s, but few remember her now. Born during Japanese Colonial Rule, she married at 17 in order to avoid being sold into sexual slavery and subsequently divorced at the age of 19. She became a fashion designer in 1947 and came home to Korea from the USA. The year after she opened a boutique in Myungdong in Seoul, the Korean War broke out. Fortunately, even during the war, culture and fashion prevailed. She found fame through making stage costumes for EUSA (the Eight United States Army) show and plays. She became a director of Miss Korea and made clothes for famous actresses during the 60s and 70s. But now only a handful of actresses regularly come to visit her boutique. What has made people forget? Which part of history is remembered and forgotten?
Our present is built up by the small victories we achieved in the past. During the course of modernization from the 1950s to 1970s in Korea, women were torn between cravings for western culture and respect for tradition. This film tells the story of 84-year-old fashion designer, Nora Noh and the older generation who remember her. In the process, the film examines local women’s contribution to cultural history after the Korean War.