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IF YOU WERE ME: ANIMA VISION

South Korea, 2005 (MIFF 2006, Animation Gallery)

Director: Yoo Jinee, Kwon Oh-sung, 5 Directors Team, Amy Lee, Lee Sung-gang, Park Jae-dong

Taking their cues from the umbrella theme of ‘prejudice', highly talented Korean animators have put their minds together to create If You Were Me: Anima Vision, a collection of six animated shorts. Spearheaded by Korea's National Human Rights Commission, which launched the first omnibus feature of If You Were Me in 2003 in an effort to highlight human rights issues, this follow-up is notable for its consistent quality in original design.
Featured animators include Lee Sung-gang with the elegiac Bicycle Trip (his previous work My Beautiful Girl, Mari won the top prize at the Annecy International Animation Festival and screened at MIFF in 2002) and Park Jae-dong with Be a Human Being, his Orwellian attack on the education system, which equates secondary education to a process of turning animals into people.

Daydream (Yoo Jinee, 13 mins)
Animal Farm (Kwon Oh-sung, 16 mins)
At Her House (5 Directors Project, 11 mins)
The Flesh and Bone (Amy Lee, 10 mins)
Bicycle Trip (Lee Sung-gang, 10 mins)
Be a Human Being (Park Jae-dong, 13 mins)

D/S Yoo Jinee, Kwon Oh-sung, 5 Directors Project Team, Amy Lee, Lee Sung-gang, Park Jae-dong P Nam Kyu-sun, Oh Sung-yun WS Indiestory Inc. L Korean w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2005/73mins

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