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Sports Women : the story of Korean athlete

For the first time in 124 years, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were the first in which almost half of the participants were women. We reflect on its meaning through an interview with female athletes who changed Korean sports. It contains the history of sports and women directly interviewed by six former and current female national team members, including volleyball emperor Kim Yeon-kyung, game changing national golf coach Se-ri Park, and the star of women's soccer in Korea Ji So-yun. Despite the mainstream perception at the time that it was unusual for women to be in sports, these athletes became stars after struggling. The process was made into a documentary with interviews and KBS archives. It is the third female archival footage and interview in the documentary series to be presented after 'Comedienne' and 'Actress Youn Yuh-jung’.

  • EunKyu Lee
    Gagwomen, Documentary Youn YuhJung
  • Sunha kim
  • Yeojin Huh
  • Yong-Ha Suh
  • Yeon-koung Kim
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Television
  • Genres:
    Sports, Gender discrimination
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 12, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
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  • Best Program of the month
    Korea, Republic of
    October 1, 2021
    Winner awarded by CCDM, Citizen's Coalition for Democratic Media
Distribution Information
  • KBS Media
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - EunKyu Lee

Born in Seoul, South Korea, 1987
Ewha Womans University in Communication (B.A.), 2006~2010
ChungAng University in Film (M.F.A.), 2019~
Producer in KBS(Korea Broadcasting System), 2014~

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Director Statement

Director Lee Eun-kyu brought out the history of Gender discrimination that has been repeated many times in the past broadcasts collected by KBS. Was it the feeling of ending in an embarrassing era? Director Lee said, "Even at the 2016 Rio Olympics, citizenship went up, but broadcasters did not." "The reason why KBS broadcasting was able to receive favorable reviews at this Olympics was because it sympathized with and reflected on the criticism of viewers," she said.