High school ends at 9:30pm
November 18, 2012 11:57 PM Subscribe
Korean high school.
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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?
On the day of the university entrance exam
, thousands of Korean 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.
One student filmmaker
is putting a face on this epic rite of passage; her 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 16 hours each day, their futures will boil down to this one last exam, the entrance exam.
- Koreans have achieved some of the highest test scores in the world (+
). But the country 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
- Entire habits and routines of society are adjusted to accommodate students on the day of the test (+