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.
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