Prostitution is a worldwide problem. In even in conservative South Korea, this dark issue even clouds the country that prides itself on ethics and values.
American Director Jason Y. Lee travels to South Korea to film Save My Seoul, a documentary that looks into the rampant prostitution and sex trafficking in South Korea. With the use of hidden cameras, he gained access to pimps, johns and sex-workers.
Lee soon discovers the problems are far beyond of lost girls and lustful men. The problem is rooted with a Korean culture that turns a blind eye to and condones one of the biggest injustices in society.
LRM had a chance to sit-down to speak with Jason Y. Lee on his experiences in filming this documentary at the press day at the Asian Pacific Film Festival. We managed to talk about the Korean culture, prostitution and even the two female subjects in the film.
Save My Seoul will be played in the Aratani Theatre at the Asian Pacific Film Festival on Saturday, April 29 at 5 p.m. Visit festival.vconline.org for ticket information.
Also visit www.savemyseoul.com for more information to get involved to stop sex trafficking and future screening dates.