Housing on Fire

Housing on Fire

Housing on Fire

The documentary begins with scenes from the 2009 Yongsan chamsa which was a fire that occurred in a clash between antidevelopment protesters and police. The Yongsan chamsa resulted in the deaths of five people: two antidevelopment protesters, two union members, and one policeman. However, the Yongsan chamsa was a deeper issue of inequitable urban development and lack of sound policies to protect tenants. The documentary involves interviews with the President of the Yongsan chamsa truth-clarification committee and a survivor of the Yongsan chamsa. The documentary moves on to an interview with a protester of a similar incident involving inequitable urban development.

Directed by Michelle Cho (South Korea)