Bora Lee-Kil is a South Korean writer and filmmaker who believes that being born to and raised by deaf parents has given her the best gift of storytelling. She dropped out of school at the age of (...) sixteen and traveled South East Asia for 8 months. This experience inspired her first film, Road-Schooler(2008) which also resulted in a book, Road is School(2009). Following this, she studied filmmaking at Korea National University of Arts. Glittering Hands(2014) is an award-winning documentary based on her stories of growing up moving back and forth between two worlds – one of silence and one of sounds. She also published the essay book Glittering Hands(2015) and won the Korea Emerging Women Culture Awards in 2015. Her recent feature film, A War of Memories(2018) received the jury’s special mention for the Mecenat Award at the Busan International Film Festival in 2018. She recently graduated MA program, Artistic Research in and Through Cinema in the Netherlands Film Academy.
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