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Film Screening: Next Sohee

With Director July Jung

Film Screening: Next Sohee


"Next Sohee" explores labor exploitation in South Korea through the story of a young trainee at a customer service center.

Friday, October 21, 2022
6:00 PM

James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E Young Drive West
Los Angeles, 90095


Sohee (Kim Si-eun) gets a job as a field trainee at the customer service center of an Internet company just before her high school graduation. She is excited about getting a job at a large company, but the the reality is different from what she expects. The customer service center is simply a hell of labor exploitation. The cruel reality there leads to a grim accident, and detective Yujin (Bae Doona) desperately pursues the truth. However, in the face of an absurd social system, she feels powerless. Director July Jung's Next Sohee is a detailed investigation report that reflects the ecology of our society and an excellent portrait showing the long-suffering characters in detail. (Eunmi Hong, "Program Note" of the 27th Busan International Film Festival) 

Born in 1980, Director July Jung studied film at the Korea National University of Arts after getting her BA in Film, Television and Multimedia (FTM) from Sungkyunkwan University. Her first feature film, A GIRL AT MY DOOR, was screened in the "Un Certain Regard" section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.  

Q&A session with Director Jung will follow the screening, moderated by Prof. Ju Hui Judy Han. Prof. Han is assistant professor and vice chair in the Department of Gender Studies at UCLA. Her research and writing concern queer and feminist politics, religion, and mobilities.   

This event is co-presented by the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles (KCCLA). To register, please click here

Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies

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