By Pioneer Media Co-Founder Justin Martell
w/ Austin Jennings
Part 4 here.
“SOCIALIST ART AND LITERATURE HELP PEOPLE TO DEVELOP A PROPER OUTLOOK ON THE REVOLUTION AND LIFE, TO NURTURE ENNOBLING AND FINE MENTAL AND MORAL TRAITS, AND TO TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN THE REVOLUTION AND CONSTRUCTION. THEY ALSO PLAY AN IMPORTANT LEADING ROLE IN SOCIAL CIVILIZATION.” – KIM JONG UN
On my last trip to Korea in August, 2017, I was told that Kim Jong Un has given orders for North Korean film industry to be revamped in the “Hollywood style.” If that is true, let’s hope the Great Successor can fulfill his late-father’s wish to bring international recognition to North Korean cinema. That will not be easy, and, whatever happens, I’ll happily settle for Order No. 28.
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