BLACK SOIL TOWN
KOREAN COMPETITION 2
Director LEE Jae-im
Country Korea
Year 2015
Running Time 29'55"
Definition/Color Color+B&W
Genre Documentary
Introduction
The overgrown grasses of Taebaek have covered the traces of coal for long but the faces of the guests who gather at my grandmother’s 50-year-old inn leave no trace of the old sooty miners. The city seems more brittle than peaceful, as if something was missing. It feels like something black and sticky would still pour out of the corner of hills when excavated.
Director
LEE Jae-im
Graduated from Department of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts at Korean National University of Arts. Currently engaged in writing, drawing cartoons and filming documentaries.