Making 100 Friends From All Over The World


Making 100 Friends From All Over The World


Travel documentary / Mockumentary / Documentary comedy


Ungyu Yeo


Editor in Chief, Advice Columnist who runs a multilingual international independent magazine <GOTENSION> Based in Seoul, Korea. Bachelor of Arts in Department of Cinema Studies at Korea National University of Arts. He has visited around over 30 countries so far, exploring the whole world and cultural differences.

Log line

Ungyu started making friends from all over the world to escape from suffocating Korean society through exploring the marriage migration in Russia, the United States, and Mexico.

Director’s statement

A couple of years ago, there was a newly-coined word called Hell Joseon or Hell Korea which means a self-deprecation about suffocating Korean society among the younger generations. I’ve found those kind of Korean people who are engrossed in that word wise always made a comparison with Northern European countries dreaming about the utopia. Although the new word is behind in trend now, I strongly believe that the negative social phenomena and vibes are still in progress for some desperate sentiments. Thus, I truly wanted to show the fundamental importance of rediscovering the values of the native culture and sincere relationships nearby.



Awards and nominations

<Making 100 Friends From All Over The World> (Official Selection) will be available for viewing on Vimeo On Demand as part of a series of films that make up Lift-Off Sessions August 2019 from Sunday 11th August 10pm (BST), and it will be live for the entire week – ending late on Sunday night (with a preview opening for all filmmakers the weekend before, starting on the evening of Friday 9th).

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<Making 100 Friends From All Over The World> (Official Selection) will be screened online on Straight Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival starting August 15th-21st, 2020 in London, United Kingdom but worldwide.

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