Day of the sun: propaganda time

UPDATE: Here is a photo of the fireworks show

April 15 is the biggest holiday in North Korea–it is Kim Il sung’s birthday.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to post some good old fashioned communist propaganda which I found on the Korean Friendship Association web page.  

The film is called Always Together, and it is in Russian, which gives it that socialist je ne sais qua.  Another important thing to note is that although the film appears to be about Kim Il sung it is really about Kim Jong il and how is is the legitimate successor to his father. 

Those interested in North Korean propaganda will be surprised to see how many classic propaganda images are taken from this video.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9.


One Response to “Day of the sun: propaganda time”

  1. Leo Richard Comerford says:

    I’ve run this together into a Youtube playlist at so it can be watched as a whole using Play All. If you want to put up your own copy of this playlist I’ll happily take mine down: I don’t know anything about the DPRK or this film.