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2017



Inescapable Mountain

Education, Human, Social Structure

Moon Chang-yong

  • Korea
  • 100min

2018년 8월 완성예정

Synopsis

Nadia is 12 years old. She and her friends live in the trash village. They spend 17 hours a day collecting plastics from the trash mountain. Most of their daytime activities, including sleeping and eating, occur in the mountain. Their families owe money from the trash mountain boss and collecting trash that worth something is the only way to repay the debt. In this inequitable system, it is only the boss who becomes richer while the families’ debt never gets smaller. One of Nadia’s friend even lost his arm in the mountain because he approached too close to the excavator while attempting to collect ‘good’ trash. There is no promise for better future in the mountain. Nadia wants to become a doctor. It is apparent to Nadia that she won’t be able to go to a college and live up to her dream in the mountain. She has to, somehow, escape the mountain and pursue a path that will take her to better life.

Director

  • Moon Chang-yong

    Moon Chang-yong directed several award winning documentaries in Korea and abroad. Earlier this year, he won the Grand Prix for the Best Feature Film in Berlin International Film Festival for his first featured documentary <Becoming Who I was>. Nadia’s Mountain (2016)Golden Ratio Unveiled (2 episodes) (2014)Hectare of Happiness (2013)18 Minutes that Changed the World (2012)Unfinished War: Maritime Border of the Yellow Sea (2012) At the core of this heartwarming tale of two characters living in the harsh, barren land of Ladakh, is the undeniable love and sacrifice that is universal. Regardless of having been miles away from home, it moved me deeply and conjured up familiar feelings of the unconditional love that I received from my mother. With the sense of hope in amid the trials and tribulations that our characters face, this film recaptures the most valuable human feeling we have long forgotten in our modern world.​ 

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