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
|Project||The Reason Why I Step|
Ten years ago, I met Back-ja, who wanted to change the world with songs. He was a singer in a protest song group, Our Country. He wrote a number of songs that touched demonstrators at many protest sites for ten years. But now he is in trouble. Society didn’t change, and there’s no place for protest songs anymore. With income of less than 400 dollars each month, he has become a victim of circumstance, and this makes me anxious and sad. He is trying to overcome his hardships through writing. He continues writing songs with all his heart and still searches for places to perform. Back-ja never stops singing.
[The Reason Why I Step] is about an artist who dreamed of art that could touch people and change the world. This film shows us how he overcame real difficulties, resolved his inner artistic conflicts and stuck to his original dream. Isn’t art that can change the world capable of changing who we are and where we came from? It may be impossible to have a clear answer to life and to art but I don’t want to stop asking the question.