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Permission to Exist

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Permission to Exist

Release Date: December 03, 2020

Year    :   2020
Slogan    :   «The quest for self-acceptance in a world that demands perfection»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Indie Doorway LLC
Director    :   Kelley Katzenmeyer
Producers    :   Douglas Blush, Kelley Katzenmeyer, Jaeho Lee, Bo Yeon Kim, Cheol-Young Kim
Writers    :   Douglas Blush, Jaeho Lee, Bo Yeon Kim, Paul Stafford
RunTime    :   105 mins.

In just sixty years, South Korea went from being one of the poorest countries on the Asian continent to having the 12th largest economy in the entire world. Every year, it is measured that Korean students have some of the highest test scores and a higher rate of acceptance into Ivy League schools compared to all other nations. But on the flip side, South Korea also has one of the highest suicide rates in the developed world, the highest gender pay gap of all developed countries, and the highest plastic surgery rate per capita. Always expected to receive top scores and constantly bombarded by media and messages that seem to demand nothing short of visual “perfection,” how do these individuals come to accept and learn to love themselves as they are?

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