7 Jul 2015

Anna Broinowski: inside the North Korean film industry

From Nine To Noon, 10:11 am on 7 July 2015

Anna Broinowski is an award-winning Australian documentary filmmaker whose latest work is an anti-fracking propaganda film made in North Korea with the help of its top directors, composers and movie stars. She was lobbying against a proposed coal seam gas project in inner Sydney, when a friend gave her a copy of Kim Jong Il's manifesto, The Cinema and Directing. Anna decided there was no better place than North Korea to learn the art of propaganda filmmaking, and after two years of trying, was granted permission to film in Pyongyang for three weeks. The result is the film Aim High in Creation and her book about making it, The Director is the Commander, has just been published.