Friday, September 25, 2015

Life and death in the DMZ

アジア・グランプリ受賞しました。本当に感謝。 I am extremely honoured to have received the award for best film in the Asian Competition section for my film '-1287' (WEBSITE) last night at the closing ceremony of DMZ Docs Film Festival in Korea (WEBSITE).

In their statement, the Asian Competition Jury wrote they were awarding -1287:
... for its freshness in approaching the perennial theme of life and death in the Asian context...
Through deeply intimate conversations between the filmmaker and his subject, this film not only shows their mutual respect and understanding despite their different gender and cultural backgrounds, but also the courage of the female character to be honest with her life in a society which has limited space for women to express freely their emotions and thoughts.
Thank you all so very much for your continuing support!

Much Peace and Gratitude,
Ilsan, Korea

From Yonhap News HERE
From the DMZ Docs website HERE

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