Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A State of Mind


A State of Mind
by Daniel Gordon [DVD 796.44 Gor]

This fascinating documentary is some of the first film footage from within North Korea in 50 years. This film introduces us to two girls (ages 11 & 13) who after school each day practice gymnastics for 6 hours, outside, on the cement. Their goal is to be in the "mass games" showcasing thousands of gymnastics performing in synchronized movements in a display of unity and love for "The General" and their country. By getting to know these two girls and following them in their daily lives we get to know what life is like in North Korea and how the Korean War played a huge role in how North Koreans live and think. This is a must see! -- recommended by Jodene G. - Walt Branch Library

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official A State of Mind web site ]

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