ROAD-SCHOOLER

Korea|2008|44min|Documentary

 

SYNOPSIS

A documentary on the teenagers who boldly challenge the educational system and this era that promote so-called ‘limitless competition’ from elementary schools. The director rejected the educational system herself and deliberates on alternative education. She makes up a new vocabulary, ‘Road-schooler’, to represent the teenagers who deny the names such as home-schoolers or school-quitters and learn on the road about life itself. Program Note A documentary on teenagers who boldly challenge the educational system and contemporary times that promote so-called ‘limitless competition’ from elementary schools. The director rejected the educational system herself and reflects upon alternative education. She coins a new phrase, ‘Road-schooler’, that refers to teenagers who reject terms such as home-schoolers or schoolquitters and learn on the road about life itself. This is a breath of fresh air despite the very competitive Korean educational reality that meets these teenagers who choose their own education. (Jay SOHN) 

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS

2008 The 8th Korea Youth Media Festival – Competition / Audience Award (Korea)
2008 Daejeon Independent Film Festival – Third Prize (Korea)

2008 Korea Youth Video Festival 
2009 The 11th International Women ‘s Film Festival in Seoul – I-TEENS (Korea)
2009 Women’s film festival in Incheon

2009 The Great Short Film Festival KT&G Sangsangmadang (Korea)

 

PRODUCTION

DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | EDITOR. Bora Lee-Kil
CINEMATOGRAPHER. Bora Lee-Kil | Namhwa Hong