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Korean Film Nights 2021: Weekends

In partnership with the Korean Culture Centre UK and Birkbeck University
Dir: Lee Dong-ha
South Korea / 2016 / 98mins

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Available from 19:00 Thu 29 Jul to 23:59 Sat 31 Jul

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Price: Free

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Weekends follows G-voice, the first Korean gay choir, founded in 2003. First-person accounts, video clips, live performances, footage of marches and exhibitions express the experience of being in G-voice. The film links personal stories with the choir’s arc as the safeguard of a community. G-voice’s passionate struggles against discrimination are expressed through their music, but also through their relationship and professional choices. Weekends transmits a powerful sense of freedom, hope and the transformational powers of solidarity.
 

Lee Dong-ha’s first documentary feature is an uplifting, witty and honest film about community activism. Winner of the Panorama audience award at the Berlin International Film Festival (2016), in the film’s visual space the everyday joyously co-exists with the extraordinary, while the narrative rhythmically oscillates from heartbreak to triumph.
 

Screening as part of Korean Film Nights 2021: In Transit, a collaboration between Bertha DocHouse, the Korean Culture Centre UK and Birkbeck University.

HOW TO WATCH: THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON OUR CUSTOM BUILT STREAMING SITE. ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED TO ATTEND, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT WITH FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT HOW TO ACCESS OUR STREAMING SITE. IF YOU ARE A GMAIL USER, PLEASE CONSIDER MOVING OUR EMAILS TO YOUR PRIMARY TAB.