[NYC PINKS Screening Planning Committee]
Solidarity for Sexually Minor Cultures & Human Rights “YeonBunHongChiMa” (meaning ‘Tender PINKS Skirt’) or PINKS is a feminist organization dedicated to documenting the struggles of people in their daily lives and at scenes of protests calling for an advancement of human rights in Korea since 2004. PINKS produces, distributes, and screens videos and documentaries of protests they lead or attend.
Based in New York City, Nodutdol is a community of first through fourth generation Koreans living in the U.S. We are a community that has families in both, the south and north of Korea. We are diverse in our backgrounds and perspectives, but bound together by our shared sense of the Korean homeland that continues to suffer under division [with the understanding that the concept of ‘home’ may vary]. We are part of the Korean diaspora spread throughout the globe made up of artists, filmmakers, teachers, students, workers, professionals, young families, etc. who believe in social justice.
Third World Newsreel (TWN) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues.
It supports innovative work of diverse forms and genres made by artists who are intimately connected to their subjects through common bonds of ethnic/cultural heritage, class position, gender, sexual orientation and political identification. TWN promotes the self-representation of traditionally marginalized groups as well as the negotiated representation of those groups by artists who work in solidarity with them.
Ultimately, whether documentary, experimental, narrative, traditional or non-traditional, the importance of the media promoted by the organization is its ability to effect social change, to encourage people to think critically about their lives and the lives of others, and to propel people into action.
SVA’s MFA Social Documentary Film program fosters filmmaking that is skillful and sure—not just technologically, but artistically, socially and critically as well.
“Ordinary Days” is an upcoming short Korean queer web series about how it’s like to be woman/gay/bisexual/transgender in Korea.