Documentary

In an ongoing collaboration with the Essay Film Festival, the documentary strand of the LKFF has sought, among other things, to shine a light on the rich history and current practice of social and activist documentary in Korea. Following this interest across several years, we have organised sessions dealing with the emergence of independent non-fiction film after the 1980s and filmmakers and filmmaking collectives working amid social movements. The practice of activist media, which exploded in tandem with the organisation of labour unions and the student movement, continues strong today and concerns many other aspects of society: struggle for women’s rights, films about environmental issues, housing problems, LGBTQ+ rights, among others.