Songs from the North

Canções do Norte · Songs from the North

Soon-Mi Yoo

2014, KOR, USA, PRT, 72', M12

Persona 2014

10 Dec 2014 · Passos Manuel · 19H00

Songs from the North is an essay film which looks differently at the enigma of North Korea, a country typically seen only through the distorted lens of jingoistic propaganda and derisive satire. Interweaving footage from three visits to North Korea, together with songs, spectacle, popular cinema and archival footage, this film tries to understand, on their own terms, the phychology and popular imaginary of the North Korean people and the political ideology of absolute love which continues to drive the nation towards its uncertain future.