Fillmmaker / Ph. D. student
Film and Media
University of Florida
:: Family Project : House of a Father
2002 / DV / 52 min.
/directed/edited/written by Yun Jo
An ethnographic portrait of an
ordinary Korean family at
a moment of great social change,
when the extended family system is
Still cut from Family Project :House of a father,
Beginning with her
own personal history, the director considers
current hierarchies and dynamics in the Korean family.
After spending much of his professional and social life
away from the family, her father, a pensioner, realizes that
relatives have become strangers.
The director's mother, a little embarrassed and disapproving of the
camera's presence, confesses to her daughter
to having repressed her
own ambitions and desires for the sake of the family and expresses her
having been treated with indifference by h er husband,
mother-in-law and children.
For the children, now adults, communications are also
difficult - between themselves and with their parents.
Documentaru Film festival, Japan, 2003 Women’s
Film Festival in Seoul, Seoul, Korea,2002 - Grand Prize
Film Festival in Torino, Turin, Italy, 2003 - Bronze Award
CIinevision, Asian American International Film Festival, New York,
Pusan International Film Festival, Pusan Korea,2002
Asian American Film Showcase, Chicago, USA, 2002
Air on NHK TV, Japan, 2002
:: An Experiment on Gender and
Gesture 2000 / DV
installation / 15 min produced /directed by
Yun Jo, Hyejung Cho
edited by Yun Jo
piece is a process of questioning naturalized gestures in everyday
We try to make the gestures unfamiliar so that we can deconstruct the
gendered social codes.
And we can objectify the gestures by separating
them from individuals, to which the gestures are attached,
producing certain social codes. Finally, we can deconstruct the social
codes inscribed in the gestures.