The Propaganda Game

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The Propaganda Game is a 2015 documentary film about North Korea by director Álvaro Longoria, described by The Hollywood Reporter as "effectively a well-mounted video diary of his short visit to the country" and "inevitably intriguing because of its subject". read more

The Propaganda Game is a 2015 documentary film about North Korea by director Álvaro Longoria, described by The Hollywood Reporter as "effectively a well-mounted video diary of his short visit to the country" and "inevitably intriguing because of its subject". Longoria was permitted to film high-quality footage within the country, his visit facilitated and monitored by Alejandro Cao de Benós, the Spanish founder of the Korean Friendship Association who himself becomes a subject of the documentary. The film, which includes interviews as well as archival and contemporary news footage, attempts to describe the nation's social realities with particular attention to media manipulation by the DPRK government, while also questioning the simplifications and caricatures about North Korea made by foreign observers.

Original Release

10/03/2015

Cast

Rajiv Narayam Himself (former east Asia researcher, Amnesty International)
Álvaro Longoria Himself - Filmmaker
Simon Cockerell Himself - Koryo Tours Manager
Kang Hyoin Gyu Himself - Officer, Committe for Cultural Relations DPRK
Barbara Demick Herself - Writer & Specialist in North Korea
Kim Yu Song Himself - Guide, Munsu Water Park
Michael Kirby Himself - Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korea
Han Il Himself - Korean People's Army (as Colonel Han Il)
Andrei Lankov Himself - Specialist in North Korea
Ahm Myeong Chul Himself - North Korean Defector
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Álvaro Longoria

Writers

Álvaro Longoria

Cast

Rajiv Narayam Himself (former east Asia researcher, Amnesty International)
Álvaro Longoria Himself - Filmmaker
Simon Cockerell Himself - Koryo Tours Manager
Kang Hyoin Gyu Himself - Officer, Committe for Cultural Relations DPRK
Barbara Demick Herself - Writer & Specialist in North Korea
Kim Yu Song Himself - Guide, Munsu Water Park
Michael Kirby Himself - Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korea
Han Il Himself - Korean People's Army (as Colonel Han Il)
Andrei Lankov Himself - Specialist in North Korea
Ahm Myeong Chul Himself - North Korean Defector
Alejandro Cao de Benos de Les y Pérez Himself - Special Delegate Foreign Relations, DPRK (as Alejandro Cao de Benos)
Yun So Hyon Herself - Officer, Committee for Cultural Relations, DPRK
Kim Ji Hye Herself - Guide, Juche Tower
Kim Chang Gyong Himself - Officer North Korean Association of Social Scientists
Xiaohe Cheng Himself - Associate Professor, International Studies
Rafael Poch-de-Feliu Himself - International Correspondent, La Vanguardia
Rafael Cao de Benos Himself - Alejandro's Father
Elvira Perez Herself - Alejandro's Mother
Jo Chol Ryong Himself - Vice Director Europe Department, Committee for Cultural Relations
Suzanne Scholte Herself - Vice Co-Chair, U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Producers

Editors

Victoria Lammers, Alex Marquez

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