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Rush Hour In Pyongyang
On: October 10, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Behind The Scenes, North Korea
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The first thing you notice when you hit the streets of Pyongyang, especially after the crazy traffic of Beijing, is how quiet they are. Most people wa...

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Flying Air Koryo: Stuff I Didn’t Expect
On: October 10, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Behind The Scenes, North Korea, Propaganda
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1. The Air Hostesses are REALLY nice The Hostesses of Air Koryo  The first thing you notice, when you step inside the squeaky-clean cabin of Air Kory...

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The Exploding Sound Recordist
On: October 10, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Behind The Scenes, North Korea
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But the most old fashioned aspect of North Korea’s filmmaking process is Sound. No dialogue is recorded on set – not even guide tracks. There is n...

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How Do You Get Inside The Most Isolated Nation On Earth?

In 2012, thanks to the charming Nick Bonner (filmmaker, tour operator, art collector, and walking encyclopedia of all things North Korea), my cinemato...

Director Anna Broinowski at the Dear Leader’s statue: Mansudae Hill, Pyongyang.
Why AIM HIGH IN CREATION?

Crazy, right? I made a film about North Korean propaganda cinema. The crazy part is, it contained a short North Korean-style drama, made by an Aussie ...