Wednesday, September 7, 2011

'Earth's Women': the story of real women, real friends, real farmers

KOFFIA is proud to be showcasing director Woo-Jung Kwon’s Earth’s Women – a lively and fascinating documentary that is as complex as it is engaging. 
Three women - Kang Sun Hee, Byun Eun Joo and So Hee Ju – are college friends who have all chosen to lead a rural life, supporting the farming work of their husbands. Despite their idealistic notions and love for rural living, a peasant movement soon sweep the women into facing the harsh realities of being female farmers. Being mothers, wives, and daughter-in-laws, the various roles the women play in their rural lives are both remarkable and fascinating. 
Shot over the course of one and a half years, Earth’s Women itself is documented from the creative and observant eye of Kwon Woo Jung, whose first feature documentary, Return of the Land, won the Human Rights Film Award of the Year at the 9th Seoul Human Rights Film Festival in 2005. With a career that is marked by a connection to women and the environment, director Kwon gives Earth’s Women a deeply felt personal touch and an a sense of authenticity, honesty and passion for the lives of these three women and their stories.
Winner of  Best Film at Seoul Independent Film Festival and Best Documentary at Busan International Film Festival, Earth’s Women is a Korean cinematic experience not to be missed.

Written by KOFFIA Marketing & PR Assistant Hannah Lee
Catch the moving documentary Earth's Women at KOFFIA in Melbourne on September 13th, at 6:00pm at ACMI Cinemas, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square.

Book your tickets now at ACMI Cinemas, or online at or by phone (03) 8663 2583.

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