Lady Camellia

In Sorok-do where traveled by chance, we encountered an old woman, Lee Hang Sim, 78-years old, who was dragged into Sorok-do at the age of 4 by her parents because of Hanses’s disease. Pregnant after emancipation, she hid her pregnancy for 10 months for she was forbidden to give a birth. She couldn’t even scream in travail until cock crow in case she should get caught. It was all the bitter pain.

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77 minutes


DV, Color


Jeong Suk Park

Park Jeong Suk was born in Soonchun, 1971. She began her career as a filmmaker by taking part in the Labor News Production since1996. Her films include Back Pain: Are You Safe? (1997) and Salt-Korean Railway Women Workers Story (2003) which continuously care about labor issues, particularly the female among the laborers.