This documentary is a director Kim Dong-won’s only autobiographical film that was produced as a request from the video festival. The film starts with the director’s son declaring that the film should start with a blank background with a title reading “We will now start Tekken Family” and then the director’s voice asking his son “ Have you ever seen a film start like that?” The whole family sits in front of a game machine playing Tekken and having a joyous time. This image of the family is very much different to the passive and disconnected image of a family portrayed in People in the Forest of Media. This family likes to chatter and is very active. The camera is busy following the family’s activities and shakes incessantly while filming the family around the small room. The clamorousness of the camera is most likely the director’s intention of showing the audience that the camera itself can be the catalyst to people’s communication. Nearing the end of the film, the director’s wife says to the director who is holding the camera, “ We never had a chance to say these things... But when I’m in front of the camera, I say things that I wouldn’t normally say. I guess it plays a certain role in making a person speak the truth.” The director wishes that his camera plays a role to restore communities as the antidote of mass media and serve as a truthful recorder. In that sense, the confession of a wife to her husband has to be the best compliment for such a director.
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