Exploring Female Body Politics On Screen: Roundtable Discussion with Kim Bo-ram, Jeong Ga-young and chaired by Jemma Desai


The discussion follows the screening of For Vagina’s Sake, and connects with the rest of the “Women’s Voices” programme where we observe ideas and fears around female bodies and sexuality beyond the constraints of the heterosexual male gaze. This roundtable discussion will reflect on how a woman’s body is explored on film, with regards to behaviours and biological realities that are often muted or denied.

Filmmaker Kim Bo-ram will be joined by her colleague Jeong Ga-young (Hit the Night) and Jemma Desai, programmer for the BFI London Film Festival and British Council Film, on demystifying female bodies and exploring the responsibilities of visual media representation.

The conversation will consider how contemporary Korean films like For Vagina’s Sake and similar UK productions are dismantling the shame and silence around a woman’s body, the natural cycles and aiding the female emancipation at large.

British Museum, 05 Nov 2018 4:00 pm

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