[KS] Re: north korea/polish documentary
kha at coombs.anu.edu.au
Tue Dec 21 17:15:21 EST 1999
Greetings from Down Under!
Your description of this film sounds marvellous and I sincerely hope you do
track it down successfully. When and if you do, would you please let me
have an info about it? I also love to have a look. In fact, I am about to
leave for the US to lead my students, all 15, for the Janterm Travelling
course to South & North Korea and China starting from 6 Jan.
Have a wonderful holiday and the Happy New Year 2000.
Department of Pacific & Asian History
Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies (RSPAS)
The Australian National University
At 09:28 AM 12/20/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Do any of you know about the following film?
>>From: "Ferguson, Paul " <Paul.Ferguson at turner.com>
>>To: "'joykim at calvin.usc.edu'" <joykim at skat.usc.edu>
>>Subject: north korea/polish documentary
>>Date: Sat, 18 Dec 1999 04:02:22 -0500
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>> Dear Ms. Kim;
>> Greetings from CNN's international desk;
>> Several years ago, I saw a documentary made by a Polish film maker in
>North Korea. He shot about 100 hours of film in pre-Solidarity days, and
>took it back with him to Poland to develop and edit.
>> The first product was a communist brotherhood propaganda piece. But after
>the Iron Curtain fell, the film maker pieced together scraps from the
>editing room floor and made a remarkable, revealing "backstage" piece about
>daily life in North Korea. It was released in about 1990.
>> Does any of this ring a bell with you? It was one of the memorable pieces
>of film I have ever seen, and I'd like to track it down.
>> Would you happen to know the title of the film, the name of the
>documentary maker or have any suggestions about where I should look?
>> I had no luck finding this after exhaustive Lex-Nex searches.
>> If you don't know of this documentary but would like information about it
>once I've located it down, please let me and I'll forward the info to you
>once I find it.
>> Appreciate any help you can provide ...
>> Thanks and best holiday wishes
>> paul ferguson
>> cnn international assignment editor
>Curator, Korean Heritage Library
>University of Southern California
>Los Angeles, CA 90089-0182
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