Pyongyang University of Dramatic and Cinematic Arts

Pictured above (Google Earth): the Pyongyang University of Dramatic and Cinematic Arts (평양연극영화대학: 39.017329°, 125.792912°)

Al Jazeera filmed a short documentary with some students at the Pyongyang University for Dramatic and Cinematic Arts.  This organization is tasked with training the country’s film actors.  According to Al Jazeera:

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s love of film is well-documented, but few outsiders know that he is revered as a genius of cinema by his own people. On this episode of 101 East we gain a rare insight into the beating heart of North Korea’s film industry.

Watch the high quality video below (Youtube):

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  • George B.

    Happened to see this today:

    http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/02/15/2011021500941.html

    North Korea has halved the size of the Pyongyang administrative area and handed some southern parts over to a provincial government, the Unification Ministry said on Monday.

  • Benoit

    “but few outsiders know that he is revered as a genius of cinema by his own people.”

    Lol. I think Al-Jazeera took that information as-is KCNA.


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