Gujiga (Sunjha Kim) S.Korea, Germany

GUJIGA- Ode to the Turtle
Sunjha Kim
S.Korea/ Germany. 2019. 19 min

A film by Sunjha Kim with Rikisaburo Sato (Cinematography) and Minhee Park (Music), based on a shamanic song “GUJIGA”, myths, symbols and glimpses into the natural phenomena of turtles are interwoven throughout this film, revealing violent human interventions into the life of this reptile. This film is an ode to the turtle and a reminder of the connection between animals and humans.


Sunjha Kim was born in 1983 in South Korea. She has been living in Cologne, Germany since 2007. Her short films have been shown in various film festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Images Festival Toronto (Vtape Award for Best Student Video), Visions du Réel and Palm Springs International ShortFest.


2019 GUJIGA, Germany/ South Korea
2016 Who is your grandfather? Germany
2011 [ ∫ ], Germany



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