• Gujiga

    Directed by Sunjha Kim
    Germany/South Korea/Brazil | 19 minutes |

Based on a shamanic song “Gujiga”, myths, symbols and glimpses into the natural phenomena of turtles are interwoven throughout this film, revealing violent human interventions into the life of this reptile. This film is an ode to the turtle and a reminder of the connection between animals and humans.

In competition for Best Documentary Short

film synopsis

film details

Director: Sunjha Kim
Producers: Sunjha Kim
Screenwriter: Sunjha Kim
Cinematographers: Rikisaburo Sato
Editor: Sunjha Kim
Music: Minhee Park
Country: Germany/South Korea/Brazil
Language: In Korean with English subtitles.
Year: 2019
Running Time: 19 minutes
Website: https://www.facebook.com/gujiga.2019

director biography

Sunjha Kim was born in 1983 in South Korea. She has been living in Cologne, Germany since 2007. Her short films have been shown in numerous festivals around the world including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Images Festival Toronto (Vtape Award for Best Student Video) and Visions du Réel.

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2020 ShortFest Archive