Haenyeo, 2013, HD video, 10 minutes 57 seconds

Directed, filmed and edited by Ellie Kyungran Heo
Participants: O Eun Ja, Hyun Won Jo

There are women divers, called “Haenyeo”, who live in the island of Jeju in South Korea. The sea women wear black rubber suits and glass masks, going deep into the sea to harvest conch, octopus, urchin, abalone and seaweed.
The film focuses on one such woman and her daily life with her husband. The work draws attention to the poetic moments the couple share, and emphasises their daily routine.
Exhibitions / Screenings
Harvest Short Film Festival, Dorset, UK, 2017
Por Caracoles film festival, Seville, 2015
Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, 2015
Experiments in Cinema Festival v9.72, New Mexico, 2014
Kill Your Television, Worcester City Art Gallery, Worcester, 2014
S.I.T.E. CCW Alumni Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2013
8th Today Art Museum Calissa Rising Artists Exhibition, Beijing, 2013
Chelsea Undergraduate Summer Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2013