Monday, February 8, 2010

Korean film “Weabak” (Stay out overnight) independently shown ? Women who occupied a huge supermarket for struggle

A South Korean film “Weabak” (Stay out overnight), directly by Kim Mi-re, is popular. However, it has not been showing in theaters. The film was invited to the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in 2009 and has been shown in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo through independent distribution channels. This is a documentary of 500 female cashiers who occupied a floor of a huge supermarket “Home Ever” in Seoul for 510 days. I was very impressed with their brightness. 30 to 40 cash registers are lining, and each of them is held by a woman bringing in blankets to defend their workplace. The women sing, dance and join hands with one another, making the scene as a grand theater. (Kinoshita Masaaki)


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