This no-holds-barred look into the multibillion-dollar K-pop industry tracks the manufacture of a girl group by Star Empire, the fifth largest company in South Korea. It documents the inhuman conditions that aspiring stars endure for the chance of becoming the next big thing. Grueling rehearsals, verbal and emotional abuse from ruthless managers, and the knowledge that they’re replaceable combine to push the band members to the brink of exhaustion, forcing them to decide each day whether the ever-increasing price of fame is worth paying.
Music Video by Ema Shah - Masheenee Alcketiara (مشيني عالختيارة )
Ema Shah / Kuwait, USA / 4 min
A young Kuwaiti woman ditches her veil and imagines a life where she can sing, dance, drive a car, and fly a plane, until the cops show up.