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Born, Unborn, and Born Again | 다신, 태어나, 다시

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Born, Unborn, and Born Again | 다신, 태어나, 다시

United States | Documentary/Experimental | 2020 | 13 minutes | Korean and English with English subtitles

Director: Kyuri Jeon



In 1990, the Year of the White Horse has record-breaking sex-selective abortion rates. The unborn survivor calls upon the White Horse Woman from the past and future.


“She is the White Horse. Born in 1930, unborn in 1990, born again in 2050. She returns, undead, every 60 years.”


The film revolves around Jeon’s struggle to embody the White Horse, a Chinese zodiac sign which occurs every 60-year cycle in South Korea. With the abortion debate’s entanglement with misogynic myths and the introduction of modern technologies, an untold history resurfaces in the present, and re-orients us towards the future. Korean and grammatical structure of the future perfect tense in English, are weaved to contemplate ruptures, repetition of time, and violence against women. 

DIRECTOR - Kyuri Jeon

Kyuri Jeon is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York/Seoul. In the form of installation, video, and performance. Jeon explores interconnectedness of language, gender, and identity manifested on the body through the lenses of transnational and intersectional perspectives. Jeon’s work has been featured internationally at venues including MassArt Art Museum, USA; The Institute of Contemporary Art, USA; Artists’ Moving Image Festival, UK; Festival Film Dokumenter, Indonesia; Women Make Waves, Taiwan; and DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, South Korea. She holds BFA from Korea National University of Arts, and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and Seoul National University. She is a recipient of Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, and Second Prize in Asian Shorts Competition, Seoul International Women’s Film Festival.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
    Korean, English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Kyuri Jeon