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Yes, Planet, We’re Warming (Longer)
This is a smartphone documentary project that took several years to complete. It began after the unprecedented heavy rains in 2011, which caused lethal mudslides right in the center of the Gangnam district of Seoul. After that, the government took action to build flood channels and improve storm sewers in the metropolitan area. But for rural Korea, flooding remains a threat. Moreover, because global warming seems to be changing the seasonal calendar, the rainy season rhythms that Korean agriculture adapted to millennia ago are also shifting, having a negative effect on agricultural productivity. And there is the sheer extent of the volumes of water, which still catch local governments by surprise, and sometimes cause untrammeled flooding in any event — which is what is happening in 2020. Finally, the unseasonably heavy rains that have lasting well over a week ago in Korea and which have caused dangerous flooding aren’t just a local problem; they auger the future of the planet.