ExamiNation (USA, 21 mins)

Directed by: Judy Suh


Bitna Hwang

ExamiNation is a short documentary film about the notorious South Korean college entrance exam, Sooneung. Can one exam dictate a culture and lifestyle in a country? The film shows you it's possible. Almost all high school students in Korea prepares for this rigorous and extremely competitive 8-hour exam that happens once a year. On this day, the whole country will pause for these students to take this "life-changing exam." The film captures the experience of high school students through a day in the life of one particular student working toward this exam.