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.
* Third World Indie Film Festival 2013 (San Francisco, USA) / Best Feature Documentary *
* Utopia Film Festival 2013 (Greenbelt, USA) / Official Selection *
* Global Peace Film Festival 2013 (Orlando, FL, USA) / Official Selection *
* Jayu: The North Korean Human Rights Film Festival 2013 (Canada) / Official Selection *
KHAU VAI LOVE MARKET - A feature film about Ethnic Minority love in the remote, Vietnamese mountains.
If you liked "Land of Whispers" - do make sure to check out and support my exciting new feature documentary project! I am in post production right now and badly need your help to get the film finished! Visit the project page here: http://igg.me/at/lovemarket . Please share with others and please donate! Any amount helps!
*** Some individuals directly connected with the North Korean government have been working to have this film removed from YT and other web sites - first via ambiguous, threatening emails, later through baseless demands and now by flagging the film online for arbitrary, unfounded reasons. I want to assure everyone that I have completed this film with great ethical concern, full transparency and as much as possible in communication with parties who may have been affected by the film. I was not undercover, I was truthful about everything I did every step of the way. YT: I have all proper documentation. I'm doing all my best to keep the film up. If they succeed in shutting it down, i will do my best to re-upload along with a list of alternative web sites where you can see it. ***
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The film is non-commercial, was made with private money and is available for viewing for free. Due to abusive YouTube policies, I also make absolutely no profit from the ads displayed on the film by Google against my will. All funds raised will be used for festival/contest fees as well as for upcoming projects, such as my new feature doc about the Khau Vai Love Market in remote, mountainous Vietnam. Any amount helps. If you like the film, if you want to see more - please, please make sure to donate!
Listen to the soundtrack here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK5xUq...
All songs are listed in the film's end credits! Check before you ask!
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