Singing with Angry Bird

Student Verzio
Hyewon Jee
South Korea
2016
57min
English, Marathi, Korean

Jae-Chang Kim is a temperamental Korean opera singer known as Angry Bird. He started a children’s choir in the slums of the Indian city of Pune. The choir changed the lives of children: it gave them self-confidence and structure, and for some, the opportunity to visit Korea. But much to Angry Bird’s frustration, many parents aren’t convinced of the choir’s value. The film follows him as he attempts to organize a joint concert with the parents and their children—a project that often drives him to despair, because parents having trouble making ends meet will always choose work. Nevertheless, music provides a vibrant contrast to life in the slums. It moves both the parents and children, and brings them closer together in the process.

Projections: 
11.11. Sunday 11:00
Toldi
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Producer: 
Sunah Kim
Editor: 
Hyewon Jee
Wonjung Bae
Scriptwriter: 
Hyewon Jee
Camera: 
Sungduk Won
Wooyong Song
Sound: 
Julian Vaz
Music: 
Joon Seok Song
Production info: 
Upright Media Company
Distribution info: 
AUTLOOK Filmsales, Salma Abdalla, Spittelberggasse 3/14, 1070 Vienna, Austria, Telephone: +43720346934, welcome@autlookfilms.com, www.autlookfilms.com
Festivals: 
ZagrebDox
Millenium International Documentary Film Festival
Tempo Doc Festival
IDFA
Sheffield Doc/Fest
Awards: 
Kathmandu IMFF - Third Prize, International Competition
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2018 - Best Editing
Sole Luna Doc Film Festival 2018 - Audience Award