In Genikan, a remote mountain village on the Merbabu slope, an invisible and disenfranchised society is struggling to maintain its existence. A quiet community is…
High Commendation, Best Documentary Feature Film, 2012
Young-Chan comes from the Planet of Snail where deaf and blind people live slow and quiet lives. When Young-Chan came to Earth, nobody understood his language and he was desperate. Then Soon-Ho came into his life. She understands his loneliness and soon becomes an inseparable part of his life. Young-Chan also discovers an amazing world under his fingers as he learns to read with Braille. He dreams of writing a book. However, Soon-Ho cannot always be there for him because of her own physical difficulties. While she uneasily spends her first day waiting for his return, Young-Chan goes out into the world for the biggest adventure of his life.
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