Dear Pyongyang (2005)

Dear Pyongyang

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For many, North Korea remains an abstract, shrouded place. With few stories to draw on, our sense of how North Koreans reconcile with their "fatherland" is limited. Dear Pyongyang is a fascinating, poignant exploration by a Japanese-born ethnic Korean of her father's fierce loyalty, and her own resistance, to the North Korean cause. As a teenager, the filmmaker's father, Mr. Yang, emigrated from South Korea to Japan. His experiences of Japanese occupation, Korea's subsequent division, and the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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The impossible personal and political quandaries experienced by ethnic Koreans living in Japan find gentle, touching expression in Yang Yonghi's docu.

Full Review… | January 23, 2006
Variety
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With the look and feel of a home movie, Dear Pyongyang isn't very exciting to look at.

Full Review… | January 24, 2006
Film Threat

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