This is so different from other films I have seen… I had to share it!

Etherium Sky

Published on Mar 28, 2013

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.

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Nice film, dude!

As regulars might imagine, I watch a lot of films about North Korea. Well… this fellow has managed to do something that I’ve never seen done before in any significant way… and that is to truly engage with and stimulate feelings of friendship and wonder in North Korean people. That… is cool.

One of those people is a member of the official team of government “tour guides.” It got to the point where the guide nearly gets himself into trouble. Impressive, that… an achievement, surely.

Perhaps the filmmaker’s cleverly arranged cover as a videographer making a travel film for the agency arranging the trip, well known to the authorities, helped a great deal. Actually I’m pretty sure it did, as he’d then rank at least a notch above a more standard “tourist.”

The decidedly non-standard outlook taken throughout the journey, combined with a personal quest for truth likely plays the most important role of all, however.

Well… Bravo and all that!

Peace.

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