This is a film about a traveller in the strange land called North Korea or officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Tours to the DPRK are tightly scheduled and normally include a visit to the demilitarised zone, museums and statues to Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il, Pyongyang’s amusements parks, chandelier-laden metro system and showcase entertainment facilities such as the Circus and the SchoolChildren's Palace. In addition to these, I took a flightseeing flight on a Mi-17 helicopter over the DPRK's capital city of Pyongyang. As well, as my tour was an extended one, it also went the northeast of the DPRK to the tri-country area around the Rason Special Economic Zone where the DPRK, China and Russia conjoin. The cult of the Kims is perhaps the most extraordinary feature of the DPRK. Images or statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il are found everywhere. These graven images are effectively worshipped. This film shows scenes of the veneration of the Kims (Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il) that were witnessed. The government guides control both what you can see and also what you can take photographs of. If you take a photograph of the military, construction or something that they feel does not portray the DPRK in a positive light then they force you to delete the photograph. On exiting the country, the border guards also reviewed photographs to see if they conformed to the aforementioned standards. Despite these restrictions, this film contains images that accurately portray the state of the country as I saw it. --- Table of Contents --- 00:08 Overview of trip to North Korea (DPRK) 00:52 Beijing International Airport 01:40 Air Koryo to Pyongyang 02:31 US Navy visits the DPRK too 02:49 Pyongyang International Airport 03:13 Traffic policewoman directing traffic 04:09 Map of Pyongyang 04:19 pollution in Pyongyang 05:50 Chollima (mythical flying horse) 06:07 Arch of Triumph 07:04 Traffic policewoman in traffic 08:01 trolley bus ride 09:14 Pyongyang Metro System 11:56 Yanggakdo Hotel 13:19 6AM city wakeup call for Pyongyang 14:12 stockpiling gravel for construction 15:17 women encouraging hard work 16:07 Monument to Party Founding 16:39 Victorious War Museum (Korean War) 21:22 May Day in Moran Hill Park 21:53 Kaeson Youth Park 22:25 Mangyongdae Funfair 24:04 propaganda in Pyongyang 24:35 Mangyongdae Children's Palace 27:09 helicopter fightseeing over Pyongyang 30:07 Pyongyang Circus Theatre 32:43 Juche Tower 33:30 Kim Il Sung Square 34:20 Grand People's Study House 35:10 traffic policewoman 35:58 Jang Chon Model Cooperative Farm 37:29 luxury department store 37:58 peasants ploughing with oxen 39:22 Veneration of the giant Kim statues 43:18 Pyongyang at night 45:10 Mirae (Future) Scientists Street 45:48 Science and Technology Centre 47:14 View out over Pyongyang 48:05 Reunification Highway to Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) 49:59 Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) 52:39 Kaesong 59:00 Tomb of King Kongmin 1:01:10 Sokdamgugok (Sokdam Ravine) 1:01:40 Haeju 1:03:30 Suyangsan Falls 1:04:04 Sariwon 1:06:50 Mt. Jongbang 1:08:33 village visit 1:09:37 model pig farm 1:11:00 Mt. Kuwol 1:09:42 Sinchon Massacre Museum 1:11:39 Nampo 1:12:40 West Sea Barrage 1:15:32 Arch of Reunification 1:15:48 north to Myohyangsan (International Friendship Exhibition) 1:17:40 Myohyangsan 1:18:06 International Friendship Exhibition 1:19:42 Pohyon-sa Korean Buddhist temple 1:21:01 Flying to Rason Special Economic Zone 1:21:22 Ilyushin IL-18 (1968) to Orang 1:22:15 Yombun Revolutionary Site 1:23:12 mushroom farm 1:24:32 Chongjin Russian War Cemetary 1:24:41 Chongjin - veneration of giant Kim statues 1:26:09 Chongjin - school visits 1:27:43 Rason area 1:29:29 Pipha Island 1:29:50 shellfish diver 1:30:23 Rajin garment factory 1:30:56 Port of Rajin 1:31:48 Tri-country region (DPRK-China-Russia) 1:32:27 train to Russia via the Friendship Bridge 1:33:36 Conclusions __________________________________________________________________ Note: Travelogues and more videos available on my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/tletter).
North Korea lies somewhere between a 1930′s Soviet Union frozen in time and a dark, futuristic vision of society... as imagined back in the 70′s. "Land of Whispers" invites you to visit arguably the most unique and isolated travel destination in the world - not to criticize, but to observe and listen. Aside from usual highlights such as Pyongyang or Arirang, this unique one-man documentary brings you to areas such as Chongjin or Wonson, still virtually unknown to even google or wikipedia. There, I attempt to pierce through the ever-present 'national mythology' and as much as possible, I try to connect with people - such as the waitress mesmerized by tablet computers, or a tour guide cautiously fascinated by modern pop culture. * Third World Indie Film Festival 2013 (San Francisco, USA) / Best Feature Documentary * * Utopia Film Festival 2013 (Greenbelt, USA) / Official Selection * * Global Peace Film Festival 2013 (Orlando, FL, USA) / Official Selection * * Jayu: The North Korean Human Rights Film Festival 2013 (Canada) / Official Selection * --------------------------- KHAU VAI LOVE MARKET - A feature film about Ethnic Minority love in the remote, Vietnamese mountains. If you liked "Land of Whispers" - do make sure to check out and support my exciting new feature documentary project! I am in post production right now and badly need your help to get the film finished! Visit the project page here: http://igg.me/at/lovemarket . Please share with others and please donate! Any amount helps! --------------------------- *** Some individuals directly connected with the North Korean government have been working to have this film removed from YT and other web sites - first via ambiguous, threatening emails, later through baseless demands and now by flagging the film online for arbitrary, unfounded reasons. I want to assure everyone that I have completed this film with great ethical concern, full transparency and as much as possible in communication with parties who may have been affected by the film. I was not undercover, I was truthful about everything I did every step of the way. YT: I have all proper documentation. I'm doing all my best to keep the film up. If they succeed in shutting it down, i will do my best to re-upload along with a list of alternative web sites where you can see it. *** --------------------------- SUPPORT THE FILM AND FILMMAKER! Friends, please support this project by donating! PayPal Donate: http://goo.gl/6bnA1 The film is non-commercial, was made with private money and is available for viewing for free. Due to abusive YouTube policies, I also make absolutely no profit from the ads displayed on the film by Google against my will. All funds raised will be used for festival/contest fees as well as for upcoming projects, such as my new feature doc about the Khau Vai Love Market in remote, mountainous Vietnam. Any amount helps. If you like the film, if you want to see more - please, please make sure to donate! --------------------------- SOUNDTRACK Listen to the soundtrack here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK5xUquvNhk&list=PLYTeFCgrrNt1CXL3iG6pkIBn0xdOoIM9M&index=1 All songs are listed in the film's end credits! Check before you ask! --------------------------- CONNECT WITH US! For more information on this and other projects, please visit: http://www.EtheriumSky.com Join us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Etherium-Sky/570674869623477 Reddit AMA: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1bs314/i_recently_produced_a_north_korea_travel/ Read the filmmaker's story from 'The Word' Magazine: http://www.wordhcmc.com/features/item/3111-a-journey-to-the-land-of-whispers Film Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EtfqpEX4UQ&hd=1
Disturbingly accurate description of U.S. actions and lifestyle through the lens of North Korean government propaganda. DPRK propaganda on USA propaganda. Almost hilarious. I do not necessarily personally agree with some of the views presented in this video. However, I do personally agree with some of the views presented in this video. I own none of this footage. I do not have access to the completed work material this footage originated from. This footage may not be presented in its original form as a result.
My Blog: https://dprk-north-korea-2017.blogspot.de/ In March 2017 I traveled to the DPRK/North Korea. This is a video of my experience there, it’s not a political video, simply a video diary of my trip, more of a ‘docudiary’. I filmed for 6 days using a basic JVC HD video camera. I have a background and degree in Media Studies but have not really used my skills in 14 years so this is my first real project since leaving university. The DPRK is a fascinating country, well worth a visit, what happened recently with Otto was heart-breaking and goes without saying, unnecessary. The USA government have done the right thing in banning its citizens from going. Our group like almost all other groups had a trouble free and fascinating visit. Politics aside, you have to remember that we saw a country with 24 million inhabitants going about their everyday lives, some were ‘wealthy’ and some were poor. We saw the best of the DPRK and it certainly is a country that’s like no other, it’s like being in a different world or stepping back in time 40 years. On our tour we visited Kaesong, the DMZ, Sariwon, Sinuiji and Dongrim, the tour cost apx 1200euros (1400USD), this included our flights from Beijing to Pyongyang, hotels, food, tour guides and transport, some drinks also! We took the train back to Beijing stopping off at Dandong and Shenyang on the way. ON this trip we visited many sites in Pyongyang, such as Kim Il Sung Square, Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, Victorious War Museum, USS Pueblo Ship, Pyongyang underground/metro/subway, Monument to the Founding Party, Arch of Reunification, Mansu Hill Grand Monument (featuring the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il) and of course the Pyongyang traffic ladies! Hope you enjoy! We traveled with Young Pioneer Tours, with their permission I'm happy to credit them http://www.youngpioneertours.com/ The contents of this video are copyrighted by myself Ian Marc Henderson, if you wish to use any of this for your own use then please email me: [email protected]
========================================== Following are ten Myths that the Imperialist West lie about the DPRK. However, the truth is very different. Watch this video to learn the truth! : 1) “North Koreans are fearful of contact with foreigners (because they may just end up in a prison camp).” 2) “Pyongyang the capital of North Korea is a showcase city prohibited to cyclists, pregnant women, the elderly, mentally-ill and disabled.” 3) “North Koreans endure very austere lives.” 4) “Ordinary North Koreans are not allowed to travel abroad.” 5) “North Korea is a chauvinistic, male-dominated society” 6) “North Korea’s economy is moribund.” 7) “North Korea is famine-stricken” and “the North Korean countryside is stripped bare of vegetation (it has all been consumed by starving peasants).” 8) “North Koreans are demoralised.” 9) “Refugess are fleeing North Korea” 10) “Human rights abuses in North Korea” ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join the Fight against the dis-information of Imperialist Propaganda! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Original Source: (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1208540385904721&id=223522167739886) DPRK Official Website: (http://www.korea-dpr.com/) "Long Live the DPRK" Google+: (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105565643278239564985/105565643278239564985) Korean Friendship Association (KFA) Website: (http://www.kfausa.org/) KFA Forums: (http://kfausa.freeforums.net/) ==========================================
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho has snapped back at US President Donald Trump – on his preferred platform – tweeting that US has "declared war" on his country. RT America's Manila Chan has more. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
Buy song here! http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1144127133?ls=1&app=itunes 100% of iTunes sales go to building wells & aid in North Korea http://lnkministries.org/ This was a spontaneous video we had the idea for whilst on our trip to North Korea (DPRK) to surf and skateboard with the people. We went to break down barriers that separate us from the human beings that we all are. We did not plan to make a music video beforehand. It was not staged or in any way funded by the DPRK government. Our intent with this video is to show what we experienced as a true collaboration, with the hope that somehow it can lead to a positive change and be a voice for the people of North Korea. We made it with our new friends. We believe that what we experienced and the making of this video are positive signs that these barriers were at least to some extent, broken down during our time there. We are all making history together by pushing the boundaries of what's possible and what's never been done before, from the music video to the promotion of unification in the midst of division. Louis http://www.twitter.com/funforlouis http://www.facebook.com/funforlouis http://www.instagram.com/funforlouis http://www.funforlouis.tumblr.com Snap chat: FunForLouis Lane Terzieff / Lancifer Youtube // https://www.youtube.com/user/jesusfreaklancifer Twitter // https://twitter.com/Lancifer Instagram // https://www.instagram.com/LanciferMusic Daniel Instagram // https://www.instagram.com/dannyseoul itunes http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1144127133?ls=1&app=itunes Spotify https://open.spotify.com/track/1MyfOPPAK4fbCofGOoyEuB