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PINKS Documentaries NYC: Day 2 of 4 - new films from Korea - LGBTQ issues

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School of Visual Arts Social Doc Program

136 West 21st Street

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PINKS Documentaries NYC: Four days of New films from Korea - and Directors Talks

For the first time in New York, a presentation of documentary films from Korea addressing issues rarely seen by American audiences. Films on LGBTQ and Workers' struggles, a feminist fashion designer and the tragedy of state violence against citizens over gentrification, these films represent the range of struggles that Koreans have been facing, and give some insight into a society that is currently wrestling with a presidential impeachment, bribery scandals, neoliberal labor policies, turmoil over U.S.military actions and a still tense situation with the northern half of the peninsula. Seven of the eight films presented are from PINKS: Solidarity for Sexually Minor Cultures and Human Rights! (http://pinks.or.kr/) an activist collective in Korea. Bring ID and your RSVP.

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Sunday April 2nd Schedule:

Door Open: 11:00

Opening Short: “Coming Full Circle: The Journey of a Transgendered Korean Adoptee” (24 mins), 11:00 – 11:30 by Larry Tung (2015)

What is it like to go "back" to a country you never knew? Pauline Park was born into a poor family in post-war Korea. Adopted by white American parents, she left Korea as a 7-month old baby boy and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 54 years later, she embarked on a journey of discovering and connecting to her past, where her birth name literally means "the second son". (This film is made by the US based filmmaker, Larry Tung, separate from the PINKS productions.)

First Screening: Miracle on Jongno Street (109 mins), 11:45 – 13:45 by Hyuk-sang LEE 2011

Despite their weary lives, gay people make friends and find love in the alleys of Nagwon-dong[‘Eden District’] in Jongno,Seoul,Korea. The documentary folllows 5 men including the director himself, who meet and become friends in the ‘Eden’

Second Screening: The Times of Our Lives (110 mins), 12:00 – 2:00 Young-hee Han, Ji-you Hong 2009

In 2008, for the first time, an open lesbian jumped into the world of Korean politics. This documentary follows Choi Hyun-suk, a lesbian politician who dreams of building a progressive society and her political life as a lesbian.

Third Screening: 3xFTM (115 mins), 14:15 – 16:15 by KIM Il-rhan 2008

Three female to male transsexuals, Jongwu, Muji, and Myeongjin, who were born with the bodies of women and the souls of men, decided to live their lives as their souls told them to do. Following these three men “who were born as men, looked like men, and had to become men”, 3×FTM reveals the hilarious and touching moments in their lives.

Directors Talk: 6:30-7:30 PM

Website for this series: https://pinks2017nyc.wordpress.com/

At the NYC screening, both Korean and English subtitles will be provided for all PINKS documentaries. We deeply apologize that Closed Captions and Audio Descriptions are not available at the event. We will provide real-time transcribing for the talks after screenings upon request. If you or someone you know need American Sign Language interpreter, let us know as soon as possible so that we could find a fabulous person for the job. SVA SocDoc is wheelchair accessible and the restrooms are gender neutral.

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