Asian Cinema Fund 2018

2014 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund

Project Military Play
Category YoungSan Fund
Project Military Play
Director PARK Kyung Kun
Country Korea
Director's Profile Kelvin Kyung Kun PARK is a media artist based in Seoul, working mainly in film, photography and installations. His works have been exhibited and screened at institutions such as New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Taipei Biennial, Busan International Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival. PARK received B.A. in Design | Media Art from UCLA, and M.F.A. in Film&Video from Cal Arts.
Military Play tells the story of young men metamorphosing into a "modern soldier". The story is actually a visual collage of not what the military is, but what it should be. The film would be structured loosely around tensions and movements of various scenes pertaining to the Korean military. Scenes of new recruits in training, the honor guard, various machines juxtaposed with love letters would create a fantastical, idealized and almost romantic form of the military to the extreme. The honor guard is literally a decorative unit. However, since image is so important to the military I consider honor guard as the heart of the military. The honor guard scene will combine both studio shots and documentary shots. My father is a Vietnam War veteran. The Vietnam War is the only war after the Korean War where Korean soldiers were dispatched to the actual battles. I plan to go to Vietnam with my father who fought a war there. I plan to interview my father about his experiences of the war.
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