The Juche Idea

The Juche Idea

Anthology Film Archives in NYC

February 9, 2009 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

 
 
by Jim Finn (MFA 08)
2008, 62 minutes, video

In the late-1960s, Kim Jong Il guaranteed his succession as the Dear Leader of North Korea by adapting his father's Juche philosophy to propaganda, film and art. Inspired by the real-life story of the South Korean director kidnapped in the 70s to invigorate the North Korean film industry, this often humorous faux-documentary follows Yoon Jung Lee, a young video artist invited to work at a Juche art residency on a North Korean collective farm.
–Monday, February 9 at 7:30.
THE JUCHE IDEA
 
FLAHERTY NYC Now you can experience the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar right here in New York City. Founded in 1955, The Flaherty Seminar is an annual event which explores non-fiction cinema through screenings and discussion in a retreat-like setting. Titled THE AGE OF MIGRATION, the 2008 Seminar probed how hybrid documentaries, video blogs, and personal narratives have become vehicles that collapse physical distances and connect people to their homelands. The films presented through Flaherty NYC continue to focus on migration and border issues and further the discussions that began in June 2008. 
 
 
 
 
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