GRANNY POETRY CLUB
In 1937, the Governor-General of the Empire of Japan banned the Korean language in all primary schools on the Peninsula, producing an entire generation of illiterate Korean women, including a group of women hailing from the village of Chilgok. They spent their entire lives devoted to their children and grandchildren, taking on backbreaking labor and sacrificing their youth so that others may have a future.
Well into their seventies, an elementary school opened their doors to these women to learn the Korean written language for the first time. Each of the grandmothers are paired with a study partner their twenties who might know how to read and write but have much to learn about life. Together, they discover a passion for the learning process, applying their decades of lived knowledge and wisdom through the acquisition of their native language.
Directed by Kim Jae-hwan, GRANNY POETRY CLUB is a heartwarming and often whimsical documentary about the endurance of the human spirit in the pursuit of knowledge, overcoming barriers of racial, and gender discrimination and recognize the beauty of the world through poetry - some for the very first time.
|Sunday 10||12:30 - 14:15||Regal Dole Cannery 14|
|Wednesday 13||14:45 - 16:40||Regal Dole Cannery 14|
|Production||Danew Film and KIM Jae-hwan.|
|Prize||Chuncheon International Film Festival : CIFF (2019)|
Korean Film Festival in Australia (2019)
Muju Film Festival : MJFF (2019) - Cinema Picnic
The Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival(2019)