London Korean Film Festival 2016 screening: Breathing Underwater (2016) and Whose Kimchi? (2016)

Thursday 10 November 2016,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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Breathing Underwater (2016) looks at the women of the sea, ‘those who hold breath for life’, who live in Jeju Province, located off the southern coast of Korea.

Harvesting seaweed and shellfish from waters up to 20 metres deep, these women dive using a technique used for generations, without tanks. This film examines how life, for these women of the sea, is both about holding one’s breath, and containing and controlling one’s desires.

Director: Koh Heeyoung
South Korea, 77 minutes, Cert: U

Whose Kimchi? (2016) follows Kim Sungja, a restaurant owner, home cook and prolific kimchi maker in Maseok, South Korea.

Through her reflections on the memories and rituals of kimchi making, this short film asks, why, and for whom, kimchi is made today.

Director: Mayumi Robinson, Sander Holsgens
2016, 10 minutes

Part of the London Korean Film Festival 2016

Age: U

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