Aim High in Creation

Aim High in Creation

North Korea Unveiled

DVD - 2014
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AIM HIGH IN CREATION is a revolutionary comedy about the cinematic genius of North Korea?s late Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il, with a ground breaking experiment at its heart: a propaganda film, made according to the rules of his 1987 Manifesto The Cinema and Directing. Determined to stop a new gas mine near her Sydney home, director Anna Broinowski (Forbidden Lies) goes to North Korea to learn from the masters of propaganda cinema. In a worldwide first, Pyongyang?s top directors, composers and movie stars take her to script rehearsals, Taekwondo stunt fights, group dances, drunken picnics, and a film shoot on a real-life captured US spy ship ? to teach her Kim Jong Il?s techniques. Back in Sydney, Anna?s fearless cast follow the North Koreans? instructions to produce a didactic socialist melodrama, full of song and kick-ass fights, in which “heroic workers” rise up to defeat the “evil, gas-fracking miners.” Through the shared love of cinema, AIM HIGH forges an astonishing new bond ? between North Korea?s hidden filmmakers, and their collaborators in the Free World. Revealing an unexpected truth about the most isolated nation on earth: Filmmakers, no matter where they live ? are Family.
Publisher: Australia, Distributed by Vendetta Films,, ©2014.
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: 1 DVD-video (96 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
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Jan 09, 2017

This DVD is amazing. Seriously, amazing.
Is it a documentary about fracking in Australia? Yes, yes it is.
Is it also a documentary about North Korean film? Yes, yes it is.
How? Well, that's kindof hard to explain. But one way or another, an Australian filmmaker, trying to combat fracking in Australia, got unprecedented access to the people in North Korea that make movies for North Koreans, and got advice on how to make a political movie.
The whole thing is fascinating, especially the insights into North Korea.
It's a documentary.
But I suspect it's in a genre of it's own.

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