Song funds festival tickets for charityActress Song Hye-gyo will pay for 800 culturally underprivileged people to attend the 16th International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul, according to the event’s organizer yesterday.
Song’s donation is part of the charitable works of Cinema Angels, a donation group comprised of Korean actors like Song Gang-ho and Hwang Jung-min. It launched in 2007 upon director Lee Hyun-seung’s suggestion.
“Through International Women’s Film Festival, I am happy to provide good experience to the people who are in need of attention and help,” said the 32-year-old actress.
The money from the donation will be given to the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan and the Magdalena Organization, which takes care of women who previously have been sex workers.
The event began last Thursday and will finish this Thursday. For more details, see www.wffis.or.kr.
By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer