Breaking the Silence: The Untold Struggles of South Korea's Migrant Laborers

"Breaking the Silence: The Untold Struggles of South Korea's Migrant Laborers" is a documentary film that reveals the plight of migrant workers in South Korea. Created by the founder of the Amnesty International-registered human rights club, Project S.O.U.L, the film exposes unsafe work environments, exploitation, and neglect of workers' rights through powerful interviews and visuals. It aims to amplify the unheard voices, invoke responsibility, raise awareness about labor rights, and inspire dialogue and collective action for meaningful change.

  • Daniel H. Park
  • Daniel H. Park
  • Daniel H. Park
  • Daniel H. Park
    Key Cast
  • William James
    Key Cast
  • Surachai
    Key Cast
  • Minyoung Han
    Key Cast
  • Kyungjae Lee
    Key Cast
  • Daniel H. Park
  • Johan Kim
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Human Rights, Social Justice, Educational Film, Ethnographic Film, Expository Film, Social Documentary, Advocacy Documentary, Documentary, Student, Social Movement
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Korean
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Phillips Exeter Academy
Director Biography - Daniel H. Park

Daniel H. Park is a senior attending Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. He founded The Project S.O.U.L (Shout Out for Unprotected Labor), an Amnesty-registered Student Chapter to raise awareness of workers' rights.

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Director Statement

"Breaking the Silence" seeks to humanize the stories of South Korea’s migrant laborers, presenting their experiences and aspirations to a global audience. As the founder of Project S.O.U.L, my mission was to delve deep into the unseen facets of labor exploitation and to bring the obscured narratives and voices into the limelight. The visuals and interviews in the film are intertwined to evoke empathy and a collective resolve. The journey towards migrant workers’ rights within South Korea is not only a journey of revelation but also responsibility, hoping to resonate and mobilize viewers towards advocating for labor equality and justice.

Daniel H. Park