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    Just received a card from our relatives in Pyongyang congratulating us on the success of the film. The card depicts the ‘Kimjongilia’ flower and the mystical Paektu mountains of Korea. We hope to be able to show them our film some day soon!


    I have come across some comments about Letters from Pyongyang that seem to have missed the boat completely on what my intentions as the filmmaker behind this project were. Of course there are obvious issues when tackling any subject based in the DPRK but my main goal and the focus always was to…


    Stopped by the BBC Broadcast House to talk about ‘Letters from Pyongyang’ and the dire situation faced by divided families on the BBC World News programme GMT.

    BBC Broadcast House!

    Will be in London this Friday for the Frontline Club & DocHouse special evening of Shorts at the Frontline Club followed by a panel discussion on ‘Filming the Unfilmable.’



    Al Jazeera Golden Award Winner - Aljazeera Int’l Documentary Film Festival - Doha, Qatar 2013
    Best Documentary Jury Prize - Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest, Palm Springs, California, USA 2013

    Special Presentation - Frontline Club & DocHouse presents an Evening of Shorts - October 25 7:00 PM Fronline Club, London, UK
    Official Selection - Korean American Film Festival - October New York, New York, USA - Village East Cinema- October 26 2:30 PM 
    Official Selection - Reel Asian International Film Festival - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - AGO Jackman Hall - November 6 - 1:00 PM
    Official Selection - California Independent Film Festival, Moraga, California, USA - Orinda Theatre - November 8 - 3:30 PM 
    Official Selection - St. Louis International Film Festival - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - Tivoli Theatre - November 19 5:00 PM

    Official Selection - RIDM : Montreal International Documentary Festival - Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2012
    Official Selection - Sapporo International Short Film Festival - Sapporo, Japan 2013
    Official Selection - Off-Courts Trouville Film Festival - Trouville-sur-mer, France 2013

    A filmmaker and his father embark on a rare personal journey to reconnect with lost relatives in North Korea. The film explores the tragic events of a divided family’s painful past that unfolded during the Korean War and the modern day quest for closure.

    Media coverage: Australia’s Weekend Sunrise Channel 7, The Korea Times Los Angeles, The Montreal Gazette, Radio-Canada Deshautels, La Presse, The Desert Sun, The Qatar Tribune, KoreAm Magazine



    Letters from Pyongyang in Los Angeles for a limited time until August 1st at the Nuart Theatre.

    Liz Ferguson from the Montreal Gazette writes about Letters from Pyongyang and the Best Documentary Award from Palm Springs International ShortFest

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