JTBC-produced short film ‘The Start Line’ will air on election day
A short film produced by JTBC, titled “The Start Line” (translation), will be released on Wednesday. The movie tells the story of 18-year-olds who are voting for the first time in a general election.
Since Korea amended its Public Official Election Act last year, the voting age has been lowered from 19 to 18.
“We wanted to pose a question about what it means to have the right to vote,” Yim Pil-sung, director of the film, told JTBC on Monday. “Among my works so far, this one probably has the brightest and happiest vibe.”
The movie will air on JTBC Wednesday evening during the channel’s live election coverage. A conversation between JTBC anchors, Yim and a few actors will follow the film.
Director Yim is known for his previous works “Antarctic Journal” (2005) and “Hansel and Gretel” (2007).
By Esther Chung