The CWNU Humanities Center held a “Diversity Film Festival” from a humanities perspective from October 27th to November 2nd. It was part of “Humanities Week: Breaking Social Barriers,” which was hosted by the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea. During the week, many events were held across the country, including a world humanities forum, a humanities empathy concert, and a UCC contest. The Gyeongnam Culture and Art Foundation, the Gyeongnam Movie Association, and Cinemarket participated in CWNU’s Film Festival. Various movies were shown on a first-come-first-serve, free of charge basis at CWNU and CGV.
CWNU screened ‘South of the Border’, ‘The Fake’, ‘The Kid with a Bike’, and ‘Transamerica’ under the category of “Films with Commentary.” After the movies, CWNU professors explained and wrote impressions about the movies. At CGV, ‘Night Flight’, ‘The Journals of Musan’, ‘Shuttlecock’, and ‘Han Gong-ju’ were played, and the audience met the movie’s directors. What the selected movies had in common was that they were all independent movies, that dealt with prejudice in modern society.
Yeom Jae-sang, head of the Humanities Center, said, “Although the screened movies are not popular with the public, they can enrich our lives through profound insight. This film festival is a chance to think about the value of life, and to reflect on your life.“
The CWNU Humanities Center was selected for a humanity lecture for citizens by the National Research Foundation of Korea three years in a row. “Enjoying Humanities Through Movies” has been held in room 419, Building 11 every fourth Friday since 2012. Whoever likes movies, whether a student or citizen, can watch movies, share opinions with each other, and have a good time.
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