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The Frightening Yet Fascinating World Of North Korean Propaganda Videos

North Korean propaganda videos can be thought of as a form of brainwashing that is full of falsehoods and completely anti-American, but beneath all the easily perceived negativity there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on in.

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There are messages of hope and determination, themes of normalcy and overcoming any obstacle, and the ultimate underlying overlying message- the all powerful Supreme Leader will protect all of North Korea’s chosen people.

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All of that aside, there’s also lots of goofy acting, wacky lines that may or may not be simply lost in translation, and an overall sense that the filmmakers behind North Korea’s propaganda department haven’t seen any movies made after 1993.

These North Korean Propaganda Videos Are Downright Fascinating


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If you watch the background shoppers, you'll notice that their carts are empty, except in a few scenes. The store manager's office has two phones with cute ruffles around them . . . and no cords to the phones!
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"North Korean propaganda videos can be thought of as a form of brainwashing that is full of falsehoods and completely anti-American, but beneath all the easily perceived negativity there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on in." Easier to watch The Daily Show for that, plus it's in English.
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