North Korea is a fascinating place to visit for a number of people, mainly because of its isolated Stalinist society that changed little from the 1970s era. Many people are just curious as to how the ordinary Koreans live and what are really on their minds. Following is an excellent documentary that attempts to look at North Korea more objectively.
Introduction from the producer. :
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.