Korean Human Rights Commission produces its own movieBy Nathan Schwartzman Nov 13, 2012 1:09PM UTC
Original article in Korean is at this link.
The National Human Rights Commission held a press conference at 8 pm on October 29th in Seoul to screen the film “Juvenile Offender” (범죄소년).
“Juvenile Offender” was produced by the NHRC. The term refers to teenagers who commit crimes between the ages of 14 and 19.
Actor-director Kang Yi-gwan spent three to four months conducting research at the Seoul youth rehabilitation center in preparation for the film, which is based on the discrimination that occurs against people with criminal records.
The press conference was attended by officials from the Ministry of Justice who had aided in the production of the film, as well as directors Park Chan-wook and Jeong Jae-eun, who helped lead the human rights film project with the NHRC.
The NHRC held further press conferences at 10 am in the Seoul youth rehabilitation center and 2 pm at the Seoul Probation and Parole Office on the 30th.
On November 11th the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Tokoyo International Film Festival.