Climb onto this wise wind and sail through the ponderous time. Lying right beside the Korean peninsula is an island honest with its age. Rusty old blue roofs, salty wind, and earnest waves still provide a home for people. Give ear to their whispering just as an old tale from your grandmother.

Not so far away from the shore, a fishing boat rocks just by wind and waves. All that can be heard is the splashing of seawater hitting the boat and waves rolling gently. Nonetheless, hectic noises are not strangers here. Penetrating the calm, the ferry’s mechanical roar suddenly sounds so unfamiliar.

As night falls, the wind stops by the village to take some rest. Crickets fill the night with their cry. Suddenly, the breeze starts to turn into a storm, driving all its tranquility away. Such an unexpected side of the wind overwhelms everything there is. Dawn peeks in, and the storm is as coy as we used to know, but the world seems somehow different now.

  • Hannah Kim
  • Hannah Kim
  • Chai Min Ahn
    My Barefoot Friend, Where is my son?
  • Chai Min Ahn
    Director Of Photography
    My Barefoot Friend, Where is my son?
  • Hannah Kim
    Sound Recording
  • Dae Chun Cho
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
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  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
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Director Biography - Hannah Kim

Thinking of ambiguous boundaries between nonfiction and fiction films. Recently working on sound recording in the documentary field.

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Earth, water, and light have been there as long as the planet can remember. Witnessing all past and present, they contain all the memories within themselves. Standing there, just listening to the gentle wind flowing, many thoughts came up and soon disappeared all at once. It felt like a peaceful meditation.

There is an old saying that we are born from nature and go back to it, but it looks like machines are what we spend our lifetime with. As such, it is hard to imagine life without machines around. We are so used to them that we don’t even recognize the noise that is always surrounding the air. Thus, it was even more unreal when I first stepped into this land of tranquility. What a clamorous world we live in, yet we never notice.

The whispering of nature and the vibration of machines, which sounds more unfamiliar to you?