28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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White Grass

director: Justin Kim WooSŏk
original title: ᠵᠤᠳ
country: Mongolia
year: 2022
running time: 16 min.


In Mongolia, the word dzud refers to extremely cold winters that make it impossible for cattle to dig food out from under the snow. The fundamental transformation of pastoralists' lives caused by climate change is captured in this documentary portrait of a multi-generational family threatened with the loss of their traditional livelihood due to more frequent dzuds.

“I discovered film as this really wonderful visual language that helps transport us to different places and introduce us to different characters and emotions that we might not have felt otherwise.” – Justin Kim WooSŏk


Justin Kim WooSŏk was born in South Korea, grew up in Los Angeles and received his university education in Connecticut, specifically in film and American studies. His work, which combines fiction and nonfiction, explores ethnographic themes with a focus on issues of diaspora and the relationship to one’s homeland.

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director: Justin Kim WooSŏk
producer: Ruby Lanet
Ministerstvo kultury
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Creative Europe Media
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