Candle Wave Feminists + Q&A w/ Director Kangyu Garam

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2017. Directed by Kangyu Garam, Cert U , 40 mins.

“Proud feminists save the nation!” That’s the claim that closes Kangyu Garam’s Candle Wave Feminists, part of an omnibus film project titled ‘Square’, which called for the resignation of President Park Geun-hye. The film’s closing image shows the huge crowds taking part in the protests in Gwanghamun Square – having introduced us to the many feminist activists among them. From the Ewha Womans University students who kick-started the protests by revealing Choi Soon-Sil’s influence, to the coalition of activist groups that challenged the male-dominated left that took over, Candle Wave Feminists is an inspiring document from an accomplished filmmaker, showing that the feminist activism at the centre of the new politics goes beyond pussyhats to lasting political change.

Kangyu Garam will be joined by Ifama, filmmaker and head of video at gal-dem magazine, and Treasa O’Brien, filmmaker, artist, activist and founder of Stinging Hornet Films, who will show clips from their current work, leading into a discussion of strategies for documenting and sharing contemporary feminist communities, activism and protests.

British Museum, 30 Oct 2017 2:00 pm

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