Sojung Bahng’s work ‘Floating Walk – Gangnam Kangaroo’ has been short-listed for a SIMA Award (Social Impact Media Award) in the Virtual Reality category.
The annual awards honours film ‘that exemplifies excellence in its potential to inspire social change.’ Sojung’s 360˚ documentary tells the story of a young Korean woman, living in Australia, who goes on a journey of self-confrontation to trace the root of her unclear but painful emotion; then realises that historical and political traumas, such as Korean war, have greatly affected the lives of her family members as well as her identity.
Daniela Kon, SIMA Founder and Executive Director, said, ‘Selected from 53 countries, #SIMA2018 finalists bring us face to face with how individuals around the globe perpetuate or resist the interests and actions of those in power. With unprecedented and unapologetic insight, this year’s line-up of films is a global wake-up call that the time for action is now.’
Good luck to Sojung and all the finalists. Winners are due to be announced on 7 February.