ACF Asian Cinema Fund

Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund

2009 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund

LIST The May of Love (Working Title)
Category Hyowon Fund
Project The May of Love (Working Title)
Director KIM Tae-il
Country Korea
Director's Profile Kim has been working at Purun Media, and is currently making historical films related to modern and contemporary history. He made [Special Song of Wonjin Factory] (1993), [A Mother] (1995), [April 9] (2000), and [Annyong, Sayonara] (2005), and is currently producing [The May of Love] which is the first film of the citizens’ history series.
Although thirty years have passed, those who participated in the movement still live on with the painful memory. However, it is not only pain. It is also a happy memory of witnessing the poignant scene. The camera calmly follows the people on how they came to participate in the historical event and how it affected their lives.
Director's Note
In 2010, the Gwangju Democracy Movement will have its 30th anniversary. Although a generation is passing by, the investigation of the truth of the resistance is still veiled. Along with the faded memory of the struggle, pride seems hard to find in Gwangju today. In the middle of this, the demolition of the former provincial office, which was the final resistance base, engenders controversy and puts the city in dilemma. In Gwangju, which was once a tight community, the film looks back on that particular day and questions the citizens of today.
2010 Busan International Film Festival - Wide Angle
2010 Seoul Independent Film Festival - Grand Prize
2011 Guanajuato International Film Festival
2011 EBS International Documentary Festival - Korean Docs Panorama
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