North Korea

North Korea

Downloadable Video - 2004
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A very rare chance to witness life in the world's most reclusive nation...In this verite documentary the family of Hong Sun Hui, a female worker in a textile factory, takes us through an ordinary day in the country of the Beloved Leader Kim Jong Il. This film provides a privileged and captivating view of the process of social organization and indoctrination of North Korean citizens. Daily rituals of family, school and work are imbued with exultations of Kim Jong Il and the People's Army. However, a mysterious and haunting mood pervades these images of teacher-training and factory workers. The filmmaker's careful eye for detail and lingering camera allows the people to reveal their individual humanity despite their best efforts to remain on message. Ironically, the carefully controlled images reveal truth behind the veil of propaganda. A potent video coda plainly and effectively casts the theme of the power of media control into stark reality.
Publisher: Seventh Art Releasing Exclusive, 2004
[San Francisco, California, USA] : 2017. Kanopy Streaming,
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (49 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound

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