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PINKS Documentaries NYC: Films from Korea - Day 1: People Versus the State

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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.

Please Donate to support this event at https://chuffed.org/project/pinks-nyc

Saturday April 1st Schedule:

Door Open: 1:00 (SVA)
First Screening: Two Doors (101 mins), 11:30 – 13:15

traces the notorious Yongsan Tragedy of 2009, which took the lives of five people and one police SWAT unit member. The incident arose from a struggle by residents to stay in their homes, in the face of unfair redevelopment policies. Left with no choice but to climb up a steel watchtower with fire bombs in an appeal to the right to live, the incident led to five evictees's deaths and the surviving evictees became lawbreakers. The issue - anti-gentrification demonstrators versus state violence- is explored as the case continues in court.

Break Time: 3:15 – 3:30

Second Screening: The Remnants (133 mins), 3:30 – 5:45

A follow up to the Yongsan Tragedy, which led to deaths and imprisonment, as a result of people struggling to stay in their homes in the face of state violence. Survivors of the evicted residents meet in 2015 and give their side of the tragic incident.

Break Time: 5:45-6:00
Talk: 6:00-7:00 Directors talk about the films

Move from SVA to Asian American Writers Workshop together
Closing Party: 8:00 – 10:00 (AAWW)
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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