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K-Pitch

The Trials of My Body

  • Production Country : Republic of Korea
  • Category : Ethnography, Social·political, History, Etc(여성 인권)
  • Original Language : Korean, English
  • Format : HD, 4K and more, Etc(수퍼8미리 필름)
  • Production Status : Production
  • Production Schedule : 06/2014~12/2019
  • Number of Episodes : 90min * 1episodes
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"The forced screening of sexually transmitted diseases is a national rape against women." A lawsuit filed by the US military comfort women in Korea

Synopsis

122 women filed a state claim against the Republic of Korea government. The plaintiffs are women who have made a living by prostitution around USFK bases in Korea. Those women who were documented as ‘US military comfort women’ on the official documents of the government have been subjected to a 30-year compulsory sexually transmitted disease checkups, qurantine and forced treatment in detention centers.
The documentary follows a five-year trial process with a focus on the US military and the Government of the Republic of Korea's organizational sexually transmitted disease management. Two survivors, KIM Yeon-ja (76) and PARK Young-ja (62), began the legal battle to break through the shame and silence that the state imposes through forced sexually transmitted diseases management. They finally decided that they want to become the real owner of their bodies and voices. The painful and humiliating experiences of life that KIM Yeon-ja and PARK Young-ja testify at the trial are undeniable evidence of the national crime.

Director / Producer
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    LEE Ko-woon(Director)

    Born in Seoul, LEE Ko-woon graduated from San Francisco Art Institute with Filmmaking MFA. She had worked as a documentary producer for a TV station in South Korea, now directs documentary films and teaches film classes as well. She is a producer of R&R Film and directs documentaries tracing Korean history about the relationship between the sexual exploitation of women and militarism.

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    Ko Woon Lee(Producer)

    Born in Seoul, LEE Ko-woon graduated from San Francisco Art Institute with Filmmaking MFA. She had worked as a documentary producer for a TV station in South Korea, now directs documentary films and teaches film classes as well. She is a producer of R&R Film and directs documentaries tracing Korean history about the relationship between the sexual exploitation of women and militarism.

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