RIDM+ presents UNDER THE SUN (EST)

RIDM+ presents UNDER THE SUN (EST)
Young Zin-mi, 8, clearly loves life. She’s a model student who is preparing diligently with her cohorts at the Children’s Union for a grand celebration of the late leader Kim Jong Il’s birthday. With her happy middle-class parents by her side, her daily life is filmed for a full year – under close state supervision.

A documentary initiated and approved by the North Korean government, Under the Sun is the work of a patient and meticulous filmmaker with a keen eye for the smallest cracks in a well-oiled system that never stops trying to make him conform to its demands. Between constant meddling from authorities, who force him to re-shoot scenes, and increasingly obvious signs of fatigue on Zin-mi’s face, Under the Sun not only shows life inside North Korea but the gradual, inevitable and heartbreaking transformation of a little girl into a tool of the state.

The RIDM+ series is presented by Télé-Québec.
Genre :  Documentary
Year :  2016
Length :  106 min.
Director :  Vitaly Mansky
Country :  Czech Republic / Russia / Germany / Latvia
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Korean
subtitled in English

2017-04-23 03:30:01

Schedule

Thursday 27 20:00