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Dear Pyongyang

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Dear Pyongyang (2006)

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Documentary 20061h 47m

Dear Pyongyang is a documentary film by Zainichi Korean director Yang Yong-hi (Korean: 양영희, Hanja: 梁英姬) about her own family. It was shot in Osaka Japan (Yang's hometown) and Pyongyang, North Korea, In the 1970s, Yang's father, an ardent communist and leader of the pro-North movement in Japan, sent his three sons from Japan to North Korea under a repatriation campaign sponsored by ethnic activist organisation and de facto North Korean embassy Chongryon; as the only daughter, Yang herself remained in Japan. However, as the economic situation in the North deteriorated, the brothers became increasingly dependent for survival on the care packages sent by their parents. The film shows Yang's visits to her brothers in Pyongyang, as well as conversations with her father about his ideological faith and his regrets over breaking up his family.Dear Pyongyang is streaming with subscription on Fandor. It's a documentary movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.8 (199 votes).

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Dear Pyongyang provides a unique and personal perspective on the impact of political ideologies on family dynamics, as it is directed by Yang Yong-hi who shares her own family's story. This personal touch adds a layer of authenticity and emotional depth to the narrative.

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The movie offers a rare glimpse into life in North Korea, a country that is often shrouded in mystery. The depiction of Yang's visits to her brothers in Pyongyang and the struggles they face due to the deteriorating economic situation in the country provides a humanizing perspective on the North Korean people.

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Dear Pyongyang has been well-received by audiences, as indicated by its high IMDb rating of 7.8 out of 10. This suggests that viewers find the movie engaging and impactful, making it a worthwhile watch for those interested in documentaries with a personal and political focus.

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#6543 Ranked in Female Director Movies

#33446 Ranked in Documentary Movies

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Dear Pyongyang is a documentary film by Zainichi Korean director Yang Yong-hi (Korean: 양영희, Hanja: 梁英姬) about her own family. It was shot in Osaka Japan (Yang's hometown) and Pyongyang, North Korea, In the 1970s, Yang's father, an ardent communist and leader of the pro-North movement in Japan, sent his three sons from Japan to North Korea under a repatriation campaign sponsored by ethnic activist organisation and de facto North Korean embassy Chongryon; as the only daughter, Yang herself remained in Japan. However, as the economic situation in the North deteriorated, the brothers became increasingly dependent for survival on the care packages sent by their parents. The film shows Yang's visits to her brothers in Pyongyang, as well as conversations with her father about his ideological faith and his regrets over breaking up his family.

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Runtime: 1h 47m

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Related Genres: Documentary
Related Tags: Female Director
Country of origin: Japan
Available to watch on: Fandor
Original Release Date: Jan 23, 2006