Songs from the North (DVD)

Directed by : Soon-Mi Yoo
Crew : Haden Guest , Soon-Mi Yoo
Available Date : 02/23/2016
Release Year : 2014
Running Time : 72
UPC : 738329202521
Country : U.S., South Korea, Portugal
Language: Korean
Subject : Asian Cinema & Culture, Asian Studies, Film Studies, History, Journalism and Mass Communications, Music, Psychology, Human Rights, Women Filmmakers, 20th Century Politics - 20th Century Politics
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Songs From the North is an essay film which offers an unique look at the enigma of North Korea, a country typically seen through the distorted lens of jingoistic propaganda and derisive satire. Interweaving footage from director Soon-Mi Yoo's three visits to North Korea together with songs, spectacle, popular cinema and archival footage, Songs From the North tries to understand the psychology and popular imagery of the North Korean people. To look closely and objectively at North Korea, a country that challenges our most fundamental assumptions about the human condition, is ultimately to question the meaning of freedom, love and patriotism.

Product Extras :

Two Short Films by Soon-Mi Yoo: Dangerous Supplement and Ssitkim: Talking to the Dead


  • Soon-Mi Yoo - Director
  • Soon-Mi Yoo - Writer
  • Haden Guest - Producer
  • Soon-Mi Yoo - Producer


"An empathetic snapshot of a country that is almost never depicted in such an accessible light." -The Village Voice


Winner of Golden Leopard for Best First Feature, Locarno Film Festival

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