Enter Pyongyang

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07-25-2015, 01:28 PM (This post was last modified: 07-25-2015, 01:30 PM by mis.)
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Video description Wrote:“Enter Pyongyang” is another stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one emerging on the visitorâ€s landscape as North Koreaâ€s opening unfolds...

[It] captures the reality of North Korean citizens as earnest and humane, not automatons. The infamous traffic ladies and subway guards stand stiff and sentinel—but today they share a smile too. The more North Koreans one meets, the more one sees an organic society that wants to be a normal country. If you travel there not to judge but to appreciate, you will come away with a better understanding of how challenging national transformation can be.

Propaganda for foriegners, or a look into the actual lifestyle of the North Korean citizen to break stereotypes?

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07-25-2015, 02:17 PM
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Whatever the case may be, the filmwork was absolutely beautiful.

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07-25-2015, 05:03 PM
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I quite liked that ^^ Looked a lot like most south korean cities, but without street markets and mountains of bootleg chinese goods in vending machines everywhere. I'd want to go and experience some of it for myself but, as I understand foreigners can run into some hassle these days (hopefully it'll improve in the future?)

At the very least it's a nice change from the demonizing perspective Western media takes. It's basically gotten the same treatment as China, Cuba etc.: no news but bad news. But people still live and work and raise families there. I think it is because they follow a different way of life there that makes it so hard to trust. Personal freedom as most westerners know it was unheard of throughout the entire world until the colonial period when it was more or less enforced globally. I believe that average people in places like this can live perfectly happy live, as they do, and maybe it needs a fresh perspective like this to  it?

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