براى انسان امروزى، تقريبا، محال است اگر در معرض تبليغات غربى قرار نگرفته باشد. اما اين فيلم تبليغات ضدغربى است. آنچه شما در اينجا تماشا مى نماييد، مجموعه اى گردآورى شده اى بدترين تصاوير از غرب و در مورد غرب است. البته كه اين فيلم بهيچوجه فيلم بى طرفانه نيست. مبالغه و دروغ در اين فيلم به وفور مشاهده مى شود. اما، براى آنكه اندكى توازون در نگاه ما إيجاد شود، تماشاى اين فيلم بد نيست.
ظاهرا، تهيه كننده اين فيلم يك خبرنگار ساكن نيوزيلند است. اما در فيلم ادعا نموده كه اين فيلم در و براى آگاهى شهروندان كورياى شمالى تهيه شده است.
من با لينك و نام اين فيلم در وبسايت مايكل مور مواجه شدم. اين فيلم در در بعضى جشنواره ها و منجمله، جشنواره فيلم شهر تراورس، در ميشيگن برنده جايزه نيز بوده است.
PROPAGANDA | FULL ENGLISH VERSION (2012)
NEW ZEALAND 2012 / 96min.
Director Slavko Martinov.
During a trip to Seoul in April 2012, Sabine Chang, a freelance researcher based in Queensland, was given an educational DVD purportedly made for North Korea featuring a North Korean scientist, hundreds of TV excerpts and archival footage. She was asked to translate it and post the completed film on YouTube.
The film, Propaganda, is one of the most fascinating insights into the North Korean perception of the West and the ‘feeding frenzy of consumerism’ that it believes is going to bring the world down.
With over 1.3 Million hits on YouTube, Propaganda is either a damning indictment of 21st Century culture or the best piece of propaganda in a generation.
At the World Premiere at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, a hushed audience was shocked when it was revealed that the director was a Pakeha filmmaker from Christchurch wanting to make ”an antidote to the giant dose of bullshit we’re fed by PR”. There is one hitch in a real life twist with this clever thought out documentary, the Christchurch actor who played the scientist in the film is wanted for questioning by the South Korean authorities because they think he is a North Korean spy.
On a trip to visit family in Seoul in April, I was approached by a man and a woman who claimed to be North Korean defectors. They presented me with a DVD that recently came into their possession and asked me to translate it. They also asked me to post the completed film on the Internet so that it could reach a worldwide audience. I believed what I was told and an agreement was made to protect their identities (and mine).
Despite my concerns about what I was viewing when I returned home, I proceeded to translate and post the film on You Tube because of the film’s extraordinary content. I have now made public my belief that this film was never intended for a domestic audience in the DPRK. Instead, I believe that these people, who presented themselves as ’defectors’ specifically targeted me because of my reputation as a translator and interpreter.
Furthermore, I now believe these people work for the DPRK. The fact that I have continued to translate and post the film in spite of this belief does not make me complicit in their intention to spread their ideology. I chose to keep posting this film because - regardless of who made it - I believe people should see it because of the issues it raises and I stand by my right to post it for people to share and discuss freely with each other.
I have translated this film, laid in the English voice over and subtitles, and on legal advice have blurred the identity of the presenter and/or blacked out certain elements.
6:54 Creating Ideas & Illusions
25:00 Beware the 1%
28:10 Emulating Psychosis
31:21 Rewriting History
41:15 The Birth of Propaganda
45:49 Cover Ups and Omissions
1:01:50 International Diplomacy
1:14:36 The Cult of Celebrity
1:35:00 The Revolution Starts Now
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