In sixty short years, South Korea went from being one of the poorest countries in Asia to having the world’s 13th largest economy. Korean students have some of the highest test scores in the world, and a higher rate of acceptance into American Ivy Leagues than any other foreign country. But Korea also leads the world in two not quite so stunning ways- the highest rate of plastic surgery per capita, and a higher suicide rate than any other developed nation.So. What’s life like for a Korean student? In one of the most competitive societies in the world, how does one find their place? What does it take to achieve your aspirations and goals? Our documentary will take a look at the lives of five Korean teenagers on the verge of either reaching- or losing- their dreams. The film will follow the students during the most stressful time of their lives- their last year of high school. After studying for roughly sixteen hours each day, their futures boil down to one last exam. On November 10th, 2011, thousands of high school seniors will take a nine hour test that for many, will determine their economic and social status for the rest of their lives.
They have already reached the goal amount of fundraising and the film is scheduled to be finished on August 2012. visit their site for more info http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1877491487/documentary-on-korean-education
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This was extremely interesting. I never knew their standards was that high.
This is real.
Before you wanna be an asshole to your girl, think about this.
- While you’re ignoring her, another guy is giving her attention.
- While you’re giving her problems, another guy is listening to those problems.
- While you’re too busy for her, another guy is making time for her.
- While you’re making her cry, another guy is trying to make her smile again.
- While you’re not sure if you still want her, another guy already figured it out.