WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?

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WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?

Hyun Kyung KIM
USA/Südkorea, 2005
Documentaries, 111min, OmeU

WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?

Hyun Kyung KIM
USA/Südkorea, 2005
Documentaries, 111min, OmeU

Cast: 
Soonae Lee
Gwi-ub Jung
Screenplay: 
Hyun Kyung KIM
Sound: 
Craig Smith
Camera: 
Hyun Kyung KIM
Editor: 
Hyun Kyung KIM
Composer: 
Chanda Dancy

Production: 
Hyun Kyung Kim 4-59 Dongsoong-dong, Chongno-gu Seoul 110-809, Südkorea T 10 7745 4983 berrymars@yahoo.com
World Sales: 
Hyun Kyung Kim 4-59 Dongsoong-dong, Chongno-gu Seoul 110-809, Südkorea T 10 7745 4983 berrymars@yahoo.com
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

PROPOSITIONS – Twelve Selected Films

What is a woman, whos passed 30, waiting for in South Korea? Society pressures her into finding a soulmate, getting married, starting a family. Yet, by looking around her, filmmaker Hyun Kyung Kim saw other women waiting. Women over seventy, who were once young brides but were separated, more than fifty years ago, from their beloved husbands during the Korean War. They grew old and lonely, and found ways to cope with their situation. Kim spends quality time and conducts intimate, sensitive interviews with two of these women. One, Soonae Lee, lives in semi-poverty in the countryside and hides her wounds and a heart of gold under a gruff appearance. The other, Gwi-ub Jung, became a celebrity in the Korean media when her (brief) reunion with her husband was shown on television in 2002. Both husbands are alive and remarried in the North. These women have spent their entire lives waiting but isnt it Korea herself that is waiting for reunification, for the healing of the deep wounds created by the war? What Are We Waiting For? is a major contribution to the hidden history of the Korean War and its impact on ordinary people.