As a country, North Korea isn’t well know for it’s insightful comments on global culture. North Korea is well known for mad propaganda films and mass disinformation. This video however turns that on it’s head.
It’s a supposed propaganda video made by the DPRK to inseminate it’s people with hatred and distrust for the West. What it actually does is completely nail the crap bits of western culture. It comes across more like a video that someone like Anonymous would post. It slams the celebarchy that many of our fellow idiots are party to.
It calls Tiger Woods a “greedy golfer” and says that Madonna adopts children from 3rd world countries to get the “attention she so desperately craves”. It points out that Jordan “…doesn’t actually do anything”. It’s funny, and although the actual motivation behind the film is pretty dark, and the regime over there is no joking matter, they have completely nailed it.
The Youtube user that posted it had this to say about the videos origin:
“Here is the formal statement I gave to Federal Police on 16 June 2012:
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.”
The whole film is an hour or so, but this clip is just about the celebrity/ consumerism side of things. If you want to see the full feature length, translated version it’s here.
This clip is 12 minutes long but well worth watching in it’s entirety, whether it’s DPRK trying to spread their brain seed to the West or to it’s own, it’s still completely awesome, if a little slanted.