Screened in Korean and Japanese with English Subtitles.
Directed by Park Sa-yu and Park Don-sa
2013, 106 minutes
As a result of certain policies in Japan that are of a discriminatory nature, Korean schools in Japan have difficulty receiving any support from the Japanese government. Nevertheless, 18 years after it was first formed, the rugby team of the Osaka Korean High School heads into their games with the moto ‘One, Trust, Victory’ while embracing the hopes of the 600,000 Korean residents who reside in Japan. All eyes are the ream as the attempt to take first place. One for All, All for One is a film that recounts the struggles of minorities as the children come together in a bid to escape from the hardships thrust upon them as well as afford us the opportunity to witness the growth of a group of youths. This new documentary had its world premiere at the Jeonju International Film Festival. Directors PARK Sa-yu and PARK Don-sa previously made two short documentaries set in Japan.
This film is part of Nam Center's annual Ann Arbor Korean Independent Film Festival. Please click here for the entire festival lineup.