An exploration of sex workers in US army camp towns in South Korea. The film focuses on a sex worker who was brutally murdered in 1992 by a US soldier in Dongducheon. Portraying the last hours of her life, the VR film transposes a historical and political issue onto a personal and concrete experience. The film was shot where the murder took place, bringing to light ongoing experiences in the 96 camp towns near or around US military bases in South Korea.
Gina Kim is a writer and director whose five feature films and works of video art have screened at over 150 prestigious international film festivals and venues such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Sundance, as well as MoMa, Centre Pompidou, and the Smithsonian. Praised by Le Figaro as a “fearless feminist who conceals an extreme sensitivity,” Kim’s Invisible Light (2003) was selected as one of the 10 best films of 2003 by Film Comment. Never Forever (2007), starring Jung-woo Ha and Vera Farmiga, was the first co-production between the United States and South Korea. Kim’s latest work Bloodless (2017) won the Best VR Story Award at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, followed by international acclaim and numerous awards and nominations. Kim’s films have been theatrically released to critical acclaim in Europe, Asia, and the US. Kim is a professor at UCLA.