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Seven Years-Journalism without Journalist

Director KIM Jinhyuk
Info
  • Korea│
  • 2016│
  • 121min│
  • HD│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Documentary

Overview

A total of 22 journalists have been fired since 2008, the beginning of LEE Myung-bak’s presidential term. They fought against the companies that they worked for succumbing to power and are now frustrated at reality where censorship of the press by authority has now become a norm. Can they continue their activities as journalists?

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
256 2016. 04. 30 20:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 KE15GV
405 2016. 05. 02 10:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 6 KE15GV
631 2016. 05. 04 17:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 6 KE15

Review

17 journalists have been fired since 2008 when President Lee Myung-bak came to power. Surprisingly, they were just regular employees who were forced to fight back when they saw their company being broken down by authority. The reality that hit them for 7 years was miserable. Censorship of the press has now become the norm with journalists conforming to it and the 17 journalists view their former colleagues with mixed feelings. As their chances of returning to their workplace becomes slimmer, they continue to search for ways to live as journalists. The film turns the spotlight on the state of journalism today through those that have been laid off and are fighting with reality. Resistance becomes numb with society’s indifference and the journalists’ arduous journey to protect the path of a journalist is moving in the most bitter way. (KIM Youngjin)

Credit

Director KIM Jinhyuk
Screenplay KIM Jinhyuk
Producer GOH Youngjae
Cinematography KIM Jinhyuk
Art Director KIM Jinhyuk
Editor KIM Jinhyuk
Music KIM Inyoung, PARK Seungju
Cast NOH Jongmyeon, CHO Seungho, JUNG Yeongha, CHOI Seungho

Director

KIM Jinhyuk

Produced Knowledge 「Channel e」(2005~2008) and Docuprime on EBS. He now directs 「5 Minutes」 on Newstapa. Received the Korean Producers & Distributors Association’s ‘Korean Producer Award’ in 2006 and 2008 and the Korean Broadcasters Association’s ‘Korean Broadcasting Award’ in 2007. He is a School of Film, TV & Multimedia professor at Korea National University of Arts. Seven Years-Journalism without Journalist is his first feature documentary to be released in theaters.

Trailer

(Seven Years-Journalism without Journalist) DIR. KIM Jinhyuk

A total of 22 journalists have been fired since 2008, the beginning of LEE Myung-bak’s presidential term. They fought against the companies that they worked for succumbing to power and are now frustrated at reality where censorship of the press by authority has now become a norm. Can they continue their activities as journalists?