Heureux que/ happy that “Greening Korea: From Hadong” to be screened in Italy.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/ex6K64LYVkc
Synopsis: A personal documentary about the agricultural life in Hadong-gun, the region of South Korea where my wife grew up. Filming was on the farm belonging to her family, and in the marketplace of the nearby town.
Green tea production is particularly prevalent in Hadong. But its farmers are under extreme economic pressure. More than this, Koreans’ habits in terms of favored beverages are changing, and the popularity of coffee is having a severely detrimental effect on green tea sales.
Kimchi, on the other hand, remains a staple of the Korean diet. And kimchi-making (kimchang) remains a traditional activity in most Korean households. Usually a group activity, after my wife’s mother’s death, my wife took this over duty solely.
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(Note: I have both 2K and 4K versions of this project.)
Screenings and awards:
Mokkho International Film Festival
May 6, 2021 (winner)
Sprouting Seed International Short Film Festival 2020
Nov 28, 2020
Sunfest International Short Film Festival
May 15, 2021
Pune Short Film Festival
Oct 8, 2021
INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FILM FESTIVAL - IFFF. Jan 2, 2021
Anatolia International Film Festival
Feb 3, 2021
Great Message International Film Festival
Mar 20, 2021
Indo Global International Film Festival
Dec 25, 2020
K. R. MOHANAN MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Jan 10, 2021
Jharkhand Film Festival
May 8, 2021
Alibag Short Film Festival
Jan 20, 2021
Goa Short Film Festival
Dec 10, 2020
Golden Tree International Documentary Festival
Jul 25, 2020
Stockholm Film Festival
January 20, 2022
From my collection of ambient and authorial movies. My focus is on videopoetry; however, I work in other genres and art forms as well.