[HanCinema's News] Celebrities Help Crowdfund for Comfort Woman Documentary "My Name Is KIM Bok-dong"
By William Schwartz | Published on
On July 16th the upcoming comfort woman documentary "My name is KIM Bok-dong" started crowdfunding. In only two days it achieved its target of ten thousand dollars worth of donations.
The documentary benefited from a social media relay campaign from various celebrities including Jung Woo-sung, Kim Eui-sung, Park Ho-san, Jung Joon, Gong Jung-hwan, Kwak Min-suk, and Byeon Yeong-joo among others.
"My name is KIM Bok-dong" has already been completed and confirmed for an August 8th release. The campaign was to help with costs that had already gone into producing the documentary. Backers received advance screening tickets, special program books, and photo cards depending on their level of support.
"My name is KIM Bok-dong" is about the former comfort woman turned peace activist who had called for an official apology from Japan over the comfort women issue ever since it became publicized in the early nineties. She died at the age of ninety-two back in January and the documentary deals with her political activism and influence into her old age. The documentary is the third feature from the Korean Center for Investigative Journalism, which also produced "Spy Nation" and "Criminal Conspiracy".
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.