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Filmmakers Are Family
On: October 29, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Behind The Scenes, North Korea

The meta-focus of AIM HIGH! was always going to be Propaganda – both good and bad, both sophisticated (as seen in the corporate West) and didactic (...

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The Happy Village of Erskineville
On: October 10, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Behind The Scenes, Propaganda

So I’d got back in one piece from North Korea; I’d learned how to make a propaganda film in Kim Jong Il’s style; and I’d just finished two int...

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A Land Without Ads
On: October 10, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Behind The Scenes, North Korea

How many images do you see everyday that sell you something? They’re on your mobile, newsfeeds, Facebook, bus stops, trains and the backs of taxis. ...

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Entertainment, Pyongyang-Style
On: October 10, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Behind The Scenes, North Korea

People in Pyongyang know how to have fun. This was news to me, after all the dire stories we’re fed on the newsfeeds about brainwashed citizens, mov...

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Rush Hour In Pyongyang
On: October 10, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Behind The Scenes, North Korea

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

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

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?
On: October 8, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Behind The Scenes, North Korea

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