Joseon – Korea
- Documentary (PG13)
Director: Ik-Tong Ryo
Language: Japanese, English
Subtitle: Japanese, English
Completed date: 2015
This is the short documentary to introduce a group of people called the Zainichi Koreans, Koreans residing in Japan. The film explores the meaning of a nationality / passport through the perspectives of the people who are having issues with identity. The audience mainly follows a life story of a Zainichi Korean girl named Aryong Kim who is studying in the U.S. without a passport and a citizenship.
Director: Ik-Tong Ryo, Writer: Ik-Tong Ryo, Producer: Ik-Tong Ryo, DP: Ik-Tong Ryo, Editor: Ik-Tong Ryo
Cast: • Aryong Kim • Miryong Lee • Jang-Sung Kim • Kang-Su Lee • Shin Nishimura • Fadia Alhalak • Yusuke Takeda • Simon Bleeker • Albert Takagi • Samie Komai • Andrew Odeh (Narrator)
Film Festivals Appearances:
Short Shorts Film Festival 2016 nomination
Film Outside the Frame 2015 nomination
About the filmmaker
Ik-Tong Ryo was born and raised in Japan as a 3.5th generation Zainichi Korean. He moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to study filmmaking, and during that time participated in over 30 film productions. Today, he produces online digital content for an advertising consultancy in Tokyo.