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The Juche Idea

Dir. Jim Finn
USA 2008, 62 mins

Feat. Sung Kim; Daniela Kostova; Jung Yoon Lee

Perhaps best-known for his scene-stealing performance in Team America, Communist dictator Kim Jong Il is himself an enthusiastic film-buff who has written a good deal of ‘Juche theory’ on the role which cinema should play in strengthening the state. The Juche Idea uses the tale of a South Korean video artist on residency in North Korea to delve into some of these ideas, combining pseudo-documentary and amazing found-footage sequences to funny and thought-provoking effect. It’s the final – and we reckon best – in a loose ‘propaganda’ trilogy by Chicago explorer Jim Finn, whose Interkosmos screened at Flatpack 2.

Showing with:

Baskerville – The Animated Movie (dir: David Osbaldestin)
A short portrait of Birmingham’s pioneering typographer.

Event links

Jim Finn.org

Baskerville blog


Date :
March 15, 2009 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 am
Event Tags:
mind-control, South Korea
This event was part of Flatpack 3


The Custard Factory Theatre
The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AA
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