Unveiling the Unique Vocabulary of 1970s-1980s South Korea
As the winner of the Best Short Documentary at the Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival 2016 and the 2016 Season Awards, BIKINI WORDS continues it’s journey. It will be presented as part of the “Responsibility” programme at CineGlobe during the festival period of March 21-26, 2017.
Embark on a cinematic journey with Seoul filmmaker Nils Clauss as we invite you to the CineGlobe BIKINI WORDS screening. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, CineGlobe at CERN presents Nils Clauss’s unique linguistic exploration, seamlessly blending storytelling and language science.
The Film’s Focus
“Bikini Words” sheds light on the distinct vocabulary that emerged among factory workers during South Korea’s rapid industrialization in the 1970s and 1980s. Join Nils Clauss, an acclaimed Seoul filmmaker. BIKINI WORDS takes you on a linguistic journey through the vanishing spatial past, exclusively at the CineGlobe screening.
Witness the screening of Bikini Words during the festival period from March 21-26, 2017. Meet us at the Globe of Science and Innovation – Square Galileo Galilei, Route de Meyrin 385, 1217 Meyrin, Switzerland. Screenings on March 22nd at 6 pm and March 26th at 12:30 pm.
Delve into the realities of factory life in 1970s-1980s South Korea. The tight communal living and cultural shifts for millions of workers shaped a unique vocabulary to articulate their urbanized experiences. Nils Clauss, an acclaimed filmmaker based in Seoul, guides us through this linguistic journey with 8 carefully chosen words.
Factory life during the rapid industrialization of South Korea throughout the 1970s and 1980s meant tight communal living quarters. A drastic shift in cultural norms for the millions of factory workers fed the country’s growth. A new vocabulary evolved among these workers to put names to the radically new aspects of their urbanized lives.
Seoul based German cinematographer & photographer Nils Clauss focused on this linguistic development in his new work by choosing 8 words for a cinematic journey through South Korea’s vanishing spatial past.