For a long time, sports have been considered as the manifestation of masculinity with power. Competition and conquest involved in sports seemed to prove it. However, just like many thoughts and history in the world, a closer look at them might suggest otherwise. There are a lot more people to focus on and more stories yet to be told. The four documentaries we present in this section exemplifies why sport is for women.
Some call the World Cinema section the backbone of JEONJU IFF since it plays a pivotal role in introducing titles of all genres and titles from all over the world. This year’s edition features 18 titles. Paolo Conte. Via con me (It’s wonderful) is a documentary following the life and music of an Italian singer and artist Paolo Conte. Miss Marx follows Eleanor Marx, the youngest daughter of Karl Marx. Her fight for workers’ rights and women’s rights is depicted in the film. The Past is Always New, The Future is Always Nostalgic Photographer Daido Moriyama is a documentary about Moriyama Daido, the king of the street documentary. The film follows Moriyama’s art world and the endeavor of a book designer who works with him to publish his photobook. The Big Hit tells a touching story about an actor who works with prisoners to perform Waiting for Godot. Also noteworthy is Underplayed, which presents the portraits of women pioneering DJing. These women soldier on, although they are often underrated and barred by numerous barriers to entry.
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