At the Bottom of the Sea – Caroline So Jung Lee
2019 | 10 min
A filmmaker travels to South Korea to document the rising feminist movement responding to brutal patriarchal norms and a spy cam epidemic. Leading up to the protest of December 22, 2018 in Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, the filmmaker journeys throughout rural and urban areas of the country, interviewing women of different generations and backgrounds: their private and public lives.
About the filmmaker
Caroline So Jung Lee is an award-winning Korean-Canadian filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist. She was born in Tkaronto, traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples (also known as Toronto, Canada). Caroline is interested in exploring kinetic, emotional and spiritual movement on screen and with sound. She received a degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 2011 and a degree in Film, Video and Integrated Media from Emily Carr University in 2020 (located on the unceded ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, also known as Vancouver, BC). Through experimentation in analogue and digital filmmaking techniques, sound compositions, autoethnography, performance and documentary; she explores themes of diasporic identity, feminism, spirituality, community and ecology. Caroline is a member of the Experimental Media Outsiders Collective.