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The Reddest Carpet: I Survived the North Korean Film Festival

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in Culture Current Events Politics & Society 280 views

Remember when Pyongyang freaked out about that Seth Rogen movie, all those Sony e-mails were leaked, and hackers threatened to attack American theaters? Well, it turns out that North Koreans have always taken film seriously—like, kidnap-your-favorite-director seriously—and their signature cultural event is a full-on propaganda-packed cinemapalooza that's closed to nearly all foreigners. On assignment for GQ, one intrepid reporter risked his freedom and his sanity to spend eight surreal days watching movies in the Hermit Kingdom Continue Reading

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