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SHORTS IN COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY

THE LAST MERMAIDS

Directed by Liz Chae
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 19 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE THE LAST MERMAIDS
Generation after generation, the women of Jeju Island have survived by becoming Haenyos (women sea divers). Director Liz Chae spent months living with the chief of one of the last remaining Haenyo tribes. For 2,000 years, the Haenyos of Jeju have fought men, governments, and armies to protect their right to make a living from the sea. Now they want the tradition to stop. These are The Last Mermaids.
Female Director(s), Documentary
About the Director(s)
Liz Chae (b. Kingston, Jamaica) is a writer/director committed to bringing stories of women and the Korean-American experience to the screen. After studying film in Paris, she worked in New York on independent films such as Hal Hartley's Henry Fool. Chae is earning her MFA in film directing at Columbia University.
Special Note

Note: This film will screen as part of the Shorts: Time Will Tell program.


Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Documentary
  • Year:
    2008
  • Length:
    19 minutes
  • Language:
    Korean (Jeju Island Dialect)
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Gae Jung Kim, Bang Gil Ko, Daek Su Ko, Bok Yoel Lee, Bok Sun Kang, Hwa Kang Oh
  • Director:
    Liz Chae
  • Producer:
    Liz Chae
  • Co-Producer:
    Hwa Jeong Lee
  • Executive Producers:
    Kenneth K. Chae, Nam Im Yoon
  • Director of Photography:
    Dae In Kim
  • Underwater Cinematography:
    Gun Tae Kim
  • Music:
    Joel Douek
  • Associate Producer:
    Jesse Whitnall

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Liz Chae
    Chae Films
    361 Pleasant Avenue, #3 New York, NY 10035
    lizchae@yahoo.com
  • Print Source
    Liz Chae
    Chae Films
    361 Pleasant Avenue, #3 New York, NY 10035
    lizchae@yahoo.com

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