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5 November 2017: Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno


Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno
Jung Yoon-suk
2017 | 120 min | B/W | DCP
Followed by Q&A with the director

The Bamseom Pirates (named after an island in the Han River) were a post-punk drum’n’bass duo active for a while in the early 2010s. Most of their performances, some involving non-musical instruments, were at student demos and benefits, and Seoul Inferno was their only album, still available as a free download. The essay-doc starts out as a funny chronicle of what they got up to and the noises they made, eventually turning its attention to the attempted prosecution of the band’s "manager" Park Jung-geun under the National Security Law: accused, absurdly, of "promoting" North Korea.