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Development Fund



Kreuzberg

BANPARK Jieun

  • South Korea, Germany
  • 75min
  • DCP
  • color/black and white

Gender&Sexuality History Social&Human Interest

Synopsis

Kim In-sun and Lee Su-hyeon first met when the Berlin Wall was still standing, and they started to live together after the fall of the Wall. It was the beginning of their secret relationship. They would hold hands and walk together at pride parades, sunbathe at beaches, wish each other a healthy new year, and dance a duet on special occasions. They are the only ones for each other who can understand their experiences as Asian laborers. The two women navigate their lives while bonding with other marginalized people like themselves.

 

Director's Statement

In Kreuzberg, Berlin, immigrants represent the lion’s share of the population. Almost one-third of the population are not German citizens. First-generation Koreans in Germany, who migrated inthe1960s and ‘70s, are preparing for their twilight years in Germany. Kim In-sun and Lee Su-hyeon emigrated from Korea to Germany in the 1970s. Even though they have lived double the amount of time in Germany compared to Korea, they are still treated as foreigners in their daily lives. As Asian immigrants of a different culture, as laborers and as elderly lesbians, how do they lead their lives while sticking to their own beliefs ,and what kind of thoughts do they have when keeping their bond with the community?

 

Director

  • BANPARK Jieun

     

Credit

  • Producer김다형 KIM Dahyoung