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Invited Films 2020


SPECIAL SCREENING

IN THE ABSENCE
March 8 | 6:00 PM | Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

Director: Yi Seung Jun
29min | Documentary | Colour | South Korea & USA


 

SYNOPSIS
The sinking of the Korean ferry Sewol, in which more than 300 passengers and crew lost their lives, became the topic for beautiful heart-touching documentaries over the years. However most of those documentaries co concentrated on the attribution of guilt or the cause of the incident based on interviews with the people involved, while In the Absence focuses entirely on the event itself, with video and sound recordings made on the day in question.

Awards:
2018 DOC NYC, Grand Jury Award (Short Documentary)
2019 World Press Photo Award, 1st Prize (Digital Storytelling)
2019 AFI (American Film Institute) Docs, Grand Jury Award
2019 Indy Shorts Int’l Film Festival, Audience Award

Crew:
Producer: Gary Byung-seokKam, Yi Seung Jun and Park Bong Nam
Cinematography: Seung-Jun Yi, Hyuck-Ji Park
Editing: Seung-Jun Yi, Todd Chandler


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