Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2017 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
In 1975, at the family birthday party, the former Presidents Park Chung-hee and Park Geun-hye sang ‘Unrequited Love’ and ‘Saemaeul Song’. The president’s song spread across the nation on television and radio and became the sound that governed people's everyday lives. Then, in the spring of 2017, Korean-Japanese resident Yi Iyeon-hyeon brought to Seoul the 1978 original recording of MEARI singing group. In universities and industrial complexes, handwritten music and illegal tapes suggest a way to go for the folk music sprit instead of the music of dictatorial powers.
When I was a university student, there were two music worlds on campus. One was the folk and protest song that has led the student movement in the 80s and early 90s, and the other was Seo Tai Ji’s music. Although I didn't think it was futile to grab hold of the songs at the very end of the student movement, I think I thought it was better to be optimistic about the depression than to admit that I couldn't resist it. “Why did we fail?”, “What do we do about the songs?” These questions came to life with the candlelight protest and the president's impeachment. On the stage of the square, hip-hop music became the subject of a new mania, and the music that started and became the root of the story was played off and disappeared from one corner of Jongno area. During the period of time when every part of the day was used as a means of fighting, the song was tantamount to receiving a death sentence as a song. But, even in the era of the second worst, art fails to turn out to be artistic.