People Known Only in Death- 2021 Youth Lonely Death Report

The documentary begins with the ‘lonely death’ of a young man and his room. In front of the tragic lonely death of a youth, no one can dismiss it as personal incompetence and laziness. The documentary faces the structural problems of Korean society such as unemployment, non-regular workers, disconnection, family dissolution and housing poverty faced by young people today.

  • Yoo-Shim Lee
  • Seung-Hyun Ghim
  • Myeong-Suk, Kim
  • Hee-Kyung Park
  • Ha-young Lee
  • Yoong-Sik Park
  • Bum-Soo Jeong
  • Hun-Min Choi
  • Tae-Wok Cho
  • Jae-Sung Lim
  • Won-Gi Kang
    Sound Editor
  • Ha-Young Kim
    Visual Designer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Current Issues, Lonely Death
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Whistle blower summit & film festival
    United States
    July 30, 2022
    International Premiere
  • Best program of the month
    Korea, Republic of
    May 31, 2021
Distribution Information
  • KBS Media
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Yoo-Shim Lee, Seung-Hyun Ghim, Myeong-Suk, Kim

- Yoo-Shim Lee / Director
Since joining KBS in 2018, she has mainly produced investigative reporting programs such as <Trace 60 min> and <Direct Hit>. She has won the ‘Producer of the Month’ award for the two-part film <Made in Supreme Prosecutors’ Office> that dealt with prosecution's coercive investigation. She is greatly concerned with ‘youth poverty’ that the media has not properly dealt with among various issues in the Korean society.

Seung-Hyun Ghim / Director
She joined KBS in 2019. She directed various programs such as <My Neighbor, Charles>, <The Live>, <Direct Hit>. She is concerned with women's rights issues and produced <The Death of a Female Soldier – Why The Military Is Silent>, which covered the victim's suicide after sexual violence in the military. She plans to produce a program about the rights of socially disadvantaged and minorities to coexist together in society.

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Director Statement

'Lonely death' is not just related to the elderly. The tragic lonely death of people in isolation from the world happens regardless of gender and age. KBS <Direct Hit> visits the rooms of the youth who died alone and reveals what made them to do so. Furthermore, it tries to show that the pain young people in this era is going through is not summarized only by the word ‘finding jobs’. Above all, it sympathizes with the ‘real story’ and ‘real pain’ of young people that media has not focused on so far.