State of Mind

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A State Of Mind follows two North Korean schoolgirls and their families in the lead up to the Mass Games -- the biggest and most elaborate human performance on earth -- and in the process reveals more of North Korea than ever before.

Following on from the 2002 award winning documentary The Game of Their Lives,VeryMuchSo productions was granted permission from the North Korean film authorities to make a second documentary: an observational film following two young gymnasts, 13 year old Pak Hyon Sun and 11 year old Kim Song Yun, and their families for over eight months in the lead up to the Mass Games -- involving a cast of thousands in a choreographed socialist realism spectacular -- the biggest and most elaborate human performance on earth.

A State Of Mind provides a rare glimpse into what is one of the world's least known societies. North Korea is sealed off from outside influences. It borders China and Russia to the north, and to the south there is a 4km wide impenetrable border with South Korea. The country follows its own communist ideals, a strict philosophy known as the Juche Idea wrapped around the worship of the Kim dynasty -- Kim Il Sung, their Eternal President who died in 1994 but remains Head of State, and his son and successor, Kim Jong Il, known as the General.

The crew began filming in February 2003 with unique access to the two families' day to day life from home, at work in the city and countryside -- a remarkable insight into a part of North Korean society never before allowed. As their Korean minder explained "you have to understand, no one has ever been allowed to see, let alone film, what you are witnessing".

Western eyes, for the very first time, have a unique insight into North Korean society, its people, its way of life, and its total devotion to their leader and ruler, Kim Jong Il.

Specifications

Studio Kino Video
SKU 202091739
UPC 738329044022
UPC 14 00738329044022
Format DVD
Release Date 2/7/2006
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Actors
Name Gordon,Daniel
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Cast & Crew
Daniel Gordon - Director
Hyon Sun Pak - Featuring
John Battsek - Producer
Jong-il Kim - Featuring
Peter Haddon - Editor
Song Yun Kim - Featuring
Features
DVD, Letterbox, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Gordon,Daniel
Label Kino International
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Los Angeles Times 93 unblinking minutes of insight into the lives and minds of the people living in North Korea. One of the last locked-down communist dictatorships.
NY Newsday ...a portrait of the power of power.

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