EIDF - EBS International Documentary Festival
August 17 - 24, 2012
Seoul, South Korea
The festival will open with the US doc feature Bully; a retrospective programme is dedicated to US filmmaker Ross McElwee. Several new Korean docs will complement EIDF's lineup made up of over 50 films.
Four docs from Central and Eastern Europe will be presented in EIDF's sections Festival Choice, Edu Choice and World Showcase. All films listed below are included in the East Silver catalogue (registered users can stream them here). Mama Illegal, Private Universe and The Tundra Book are also part of the East Silver Caravan, a selection of quality East European docs submitted to festivals around the world.
Section: Festival Choice
Mama Illegal , Austria, 2011, 95 min, HD, Drama doc, Human Rights, Reportage, Social Issues
They gave the smugglers all their money and risk their life on their journey across borders: Three women from a small town in Moldavia, living now in Austria as cleaning women. On top of their hard job they live a life in illegality without documents, far away from their children and family for years.
Soukromý vesmír , Czech Republic, 2012, 83 min, 35 mm, Longitudinal, Personal View, Social Issues
Honza was born in 1974 into the cheerless era of socialism in Czechoslovakia. At that time, his parents Jana and Petr lived in one room in the apartment of Jana's divorced mother and her widowed grandmother. A few years later, the family moved from Prague to Liberec where Petr found a job and a little house for the family. When Honza was born, his father began writing a family chronicle and he has continued to do so for 37 years. “Family Diary“ shows not only the life of one ordinary family but also how the Czech society has changed in the last four decades. Who are we, where do we come from and where do we go?
Section: Edu Choice
Kiedyś będziemy szczęśliwi , Poland, 2011, 42 min, Digi Beta, Portrait, Social Issues, Society, Youth Documentary
„We will be happy one day“ is a documentary film about Daniel, a young man from Lipiny - the poorest town in the southern Poland. Daniel wants out of the omnipresent misery. With a mobile phone camera in his hand he wanders round his neighbourhood asking kids and grownups questions about their dreams. Are they going to come true, at least, for some? However, in the process of Daniel’s filming there emerges a hidden layer: the love between him and his charismatic grandmother. But will he ever manage to complete his film?
Section: World Showcase
Kniga Tundry. Povest o Vukvukaye - Malenkom Kamne. , Russia, 2011, 105 min, HD, Adventure and Sports, Anthropology, Society
72 years have passed as deer herder Vukvukai lives in the depths of Chukotka. He is an old man full of energy and wisdom - The Real Man of Tundra whose life can not be seen apart from the deer. His people take care of a huge herd - over 14,000 deer. Their life is a non-stop struggle for survival and well-being in the most harsh weather conditions of Chaun-Chukotka. They deeply believe in the strength of tradition and so succeed in their struggle. The ancient culture of Nomadic Chukchi takes care of them, so they preserve and follow it. As far as it is now - their realm remains stabile. This is the Truth of Vukvukai.
Organized since 2004, South Korea's EBS International Documentary Festival runs August 17 - 24 in Seoul with international, sports, music, short and Korean docs, often with an educational angle + Ross McElwee retrospective, conference, talks and master classes. Learn more about EIDF here.
South Korea Takes Family Documentaries