For Document 2017, we have a series of special features screening in venues outside of the city centre – including two multi-award winning documentaries and the UK premiere of Sungeun Kim’s The Memory of the 25th Hour, which chronicles 10 years of community collective action in South Korea.
The Memory of the 25th Hour traces the memories of the villagers’ 10-year-long resistance against the naval base construction in Gangjeong village in Jeju Island, South Korea. Facing yet another police crackdown on the protesters’ encampment at the new military housing complex construction site on January 31, 2015, one of the activists said: “We’re living the 25th hour.” The sustainability of the hour becomes questioned throughout the film, as the day unfolds evoking different moments in the history of the struggle. Exploring the possibility of filmmaking as a means of active memory, this film follows the life of activism after its visible phases.
This event is free but ticketed.