Shin Eun-jung was from Gwangju, South Korea, where the 1980 People’s Uprising was a key event in the overthrow of continuing US-backed military dictatorships. A student activist, she later worked as a TV writer for nine years. From 2000 to 2004, she directed the Gwangju Human Rights Film Festival, which screened documentaries from around the world. Verita$ is her first solo film, for which she was awarded a prize as the Best Director of a Documentary at the 2011 New York International Film Festival. She also produced Korean book and DVD versions of Verita$.
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