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Laborfest: Film from South Korea: A Taxi Driver
Date Sunday July 01
Time 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type Screening
Location Details
ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Across 2d St from baseball stadium. Diagonally across King St from MoMo’s Restaurant. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation as follows:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station, go to stadium side of King St, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fifth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to 2d Street, then 1 block South on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to 2d Street, then walk 2 block South on 2d to King St, cross King Street to stadium side, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
10 bus which runs from 24th and Potrero, on Rhode Island to 26th St, on Cesar Chavez St to Dakota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, DeHaro, Rhode Island at 16th St, on Townsend to Second Street AND from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at 2d Street and Townsend, then 1 block South on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side. 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium.
Film : A Taxi Driver, 2017
FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Directed by Jan Hoon (Korea)
Gwangju, Korea is a historic center of struggle for the Korean people and this powerful dramatic film shows the story of the May 1980 Gwangju people’s rebellion against the repressive dictator Chun Doo-hwan. His military government is portrayed through the eyes of the students and taxi drivers in the city under assault, the story based on actual events of that struggle. A German journalist, Jürgen “Peter” Hinzpeter, wants to get the story out and ends up with a Seoul taxi driver named Kim Man-seob (Song Kang-ho) who really isn’t aware of what is going on there. They start off from Seoul and have to get into the city where the military have locked it down and are massacring protesting civilians. The role of the taxi workers in supporting the people of Gwangju is a powerful story and the role of South Korean troops was in fact allowed by the US, which still controls troop movements in the country of South Korea.

K.J. Noh, Flashpoint’s Asia-Pacific correspondent, will introduce the film and moderate discussion after the film.

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Awards and Nominations for A Taxi DriverLaborfestSunday Jun 17th, 2018 12:13 PM

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