An English spoken North Korean film about western propaganda. A view of how North Koreans see the west.
- Relevante links:
Lessons in Propaganda: Slavko Martinov at TEDxChristchurch (17:32)
In 2003, New Zealand born Slavko Martinov found himself more and more critical of everything he was seeing, reading, and hearing, and wanted to get to the bottom of the ‘united recipe behind all the lies’. He set out to make a film about propaganda, despite never having made a feature film before. Slavko worked in secret for almost a decade, with zero funding, through two major earthquakes, three different jobs, being hospitalized with a heart infection, and an interview with the Counter-Terrorism Unit before the film Propaganda was finally launched on YouTube.
Although Slavko anticipated a strong reaction to the propumentary, the resulting real-life scenes that unfolded will have you wondering if they were also part of a movie: Slavko and his small team were investigated by the South Korean government, accused of being spies, and some were even ostracized by their community leaders for having taken part in making the film.
Pulgasari (1985) (1:35:14)
Pulgasari is a North Korean feature film produced in 1985, a giant-monster film similar to the Japanese Godzilla series. It was produced by South Korean director Shin Sang-ok, who had been kidnapped in 1978 by North Korean intelligence on the orders of Kim Jong-il, son of the then-ruling Kim Il-sung (wikipedia).
Het originele geluid hoor je onder een engelstalige vrouwenstem welke de voice-over is. Dit is ietwat jammer, maar de docu is desondanks de moeite waard om te kijken want het geeft een goed beeld van hoe ‘het rijke westen’ wordt gezien door Noord-Korea.
De herkomst van de docu was ons onbekend ten tijde van de ontdekking…maar zie a.u.b. bovengenoemde TED Talk voor meer achtergrond info betreffende deze ‘docu’…of ‘mockumentary’.