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PINKS Documentaries NYC: Day 4 of 4 -new films from Korea - Workers Rights
Tue, April 4, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
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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Goodbye My Hero (110 mins), Han. YoungHee 2016
Hyeon-wu is a school boy who wants to be as invisible as possible. He is filling in information in the school life report card with his father, who came home after a long time. His father has been fighting against Ssang-Yong Motors for years to be reinstated. However, it doesn’t’t seem like his father’s state has gotten any better. Why would his father keep going without any promising prospects? We wonder what answers Hyeon-wu will get while he glimpses the real world watching his father.
Despite the struggle over the massive layoffs of workers at Ssang-Yong Motors in 2009, the overall working conditions in Korea have not improved.. < Goodbye My Hero> portrays where Korea is in terms of labor conditions and casts light on workers under pressure of instant layoffs - a situation that is only growing in Korea, as more anti-labor policies are enacted by the government.
Followed by Directors talk.
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. NYU Silver Center is wheelchair accessible.