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  • The Light of a Factory

    | Indie-Film Archive
    LEE Eun | 1987 | Fiction | B/W | DCP | 17min 31sec
    Synopsis
    Kim, a young man who graduated from college, enters a small textile factory run by his distant relative, Mr. Park, and learns to work. Mr. Park tries to be nice to his workers, but they demand the basic rights of labor, including overtime pay. Kim feels confused while watching the conflict between Mr. Park and the workers. Adapted from Song Ki-suk’s short story “Calling Voice,” the film is insp..
  • Yellow Flag

    | Indie-Film Archive
    CHANG Dong-hong | 1987 | Fiction | Color | DCP | 18min 7sec
    Synopsis
    Mija, who works as a seamstress at a clothing factory, lives up to her reality, although she is dissatisfied with continuous overtime works, night shifts, and unpaid salaries. Even if her roommate Yeonghee recommends her to join the labor movement, it is hard for her to do that. One day, watching Sukja, who leads the labor movement, being fired and assaulted for being the rebellious, Mija begins t..
  • The Workers Advancing from 87 to 89

    | Indie-Film Archive
    LEE Eun, LEE Yongbae | 1989 | Documentary | B/W+Color | DCP | 41min 1sec
    Synopsis
    A documentary that Jangsangotmae produced before The Night Before Strike. It vividly records the workers’ struggles that began in 1987 and continued through 1988 to 1989. The filmmakers went all over the country to document the struggles including the strike at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, of the Machang Labor Union, the strike and solidarity of the subway union, the struggles to form a Sam..
  • A Room Under the Sky

    | Indie-Film Archive
    LEE Soo-jung | 1990 | Fiction | Color | DCP | 32min 55sec
    Synopsis
    South Korea’s housing prices fluctuated a lot before and after the Olympic Games in 1988. The film is set against the backdrop of a time when nearly twenty people were forced to be dead in March-April alone due to an unprecedented surge in house leasing prices in 1990. In the industrial age, there were some people in South Korea who had to leave the countryside and live in the outskirts of Seoul...
  • Kkangsuni

    | Indie-Film Archive
    LEE Sang-in | 1989 | Documentary | Color | DCP | 57min 9sec
    Synopsis
    A documentary recording the struggle of workers against the unilateral shut-down by a multinational company called Shure Products. About 150 workers stage a 122-day long sit-in at their workplace, exposing the injustice of the disguised shut-down and fighting in order to reopen the factory. The filmmakers shared a two-month stay with the workers to capture the scenes of the fight to withdraw the s..

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