today i watched “Earth’s Women“, a recent documentary made by female director, Woo-Jung Kwon 권우정. it’s about three women who moved to the country to farm. each of them married a farmer. their goals were to work in the farm and fight for the rights of farmers in the countryside. most of the farmers in the country farms 시골농촌 are women well in their 60s to 80s- 할머니s..
it’s meaningful to see a film such as this, the director admits she was not so sure why she picked this subject for a documentary. whatever their dreams or struggles are, i enjoyed how the film portrayed the three women with sensitivity; tenderly considering their inner struggles, relationship conflicts, personal reflections and worries, feelings and thoughts. but most of all i was touched by their rawness; they exude a sense of ‘organic-ness’ as the film promo suggests. i cried a lot! ^_^ i wonder what kind of response this film will create? the theatre audience were majority all women…maybe we’ll move to the country and marry farmers.
a farmer back in hawaii once told me that the world would be a lot different if women started to think that farmers were hot and ideal husband material.