Kwon Woo-jung documents the day-to-day experiences of three women who relinquished city life to pursue their fascination with agricultural labour.
This intimately shot documentary follows on from Kwon’s debut feature, Back to the Soil (2004) in its exploration of bucolic life and farming. The protagonists are college friends struggling to find their place as women in the conservative farming society. As they attempt to carve out roles for themselves, Earth’s Women focuses on the ways the women make space to be heard within the agricultural community, specifically highlighting women’s roles and the work they do in the agrarian movement, education, and manual labour on the farms. Earth’s Women is a heartwarming experience, championing the roles of women in these typically male dominated areas of labour and love.