Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2013 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||Gureombi - The Wind is Blowing|
It was April 3, 2011 when the director of the film met the Gureombi rock for the first time. It was the time of the year when beautiful endangered creatures came to life and flowers blooming among the Gureombi rocks, and spring water was spewed out of the huge lava rocks, showing off its beauty of this volcanic island, Jeju. On the same day, in near village, the residents fought against the navy and construction workers with bare hands. Their only weapon was a placard, reading “Do not touch a single stone and a single flower.” On March 8, 2012, the “blasting the Gureombi” plan finally began. The siren of the village was wailing from 4AM asking residence to stop the trucks with bombs and by sunrise, the riot police took over the streets and seized the cars used to block the trucks. But people from all over the country were standing behind the cars. It’s been seven years of struggles against the naval base plan. Now, here we are at Gangjeong.
In 2007 Gangjeong village was announced as naval base area, and since then the struggles against the plan has been ongoing. Named as Joint military civilian tourism port, which is a huge propaganda and fraud, colluded with the national security and economic logics. The government dispatched 1,400 riot police to this small village where about 1,000 residents live. The village became a showcase of the government violence on civilians. Government officials joining hands with conglomerates in a scam to raise and gain profit. And in this effort 600 protesters have been arrested. This film captures the “great struggles” and “historical wind” of the people.