Letters from Pyongyang
Directed by Jason Lee
A father and son's rare journey into the secretive North Korean capital in search of lost relatives.
- Official Website
- Human Interest, Contemporary Issues, Minorities, Personal Doc, and Foreign Worlds
Canadian-Korean filmmaker Jason Lee unveils his father's emotional story of a family torn apart during the Korean War. Together, they embark on a rare journey to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang in search of long lost relatives. With exclusive never before-seen footage filmed on location in North Korea combined with archival images and family photographs, Letters from Pyongyang is a deeply personal film bringing to light the tragic issue of divided families in Korea affected by political conflict.
As seen on: BBC World News GMT, BBC World Service 'Outlook', Australia's Weekend Sunrise on Channel 7, CBC Radio, and KMIR NEWS (NBC).
- Running time
- 28 minutes
- Jason Lee ... Director, Producer, Editor
- Luigi Allemano ... Composer
- Francois Lacasse ... Sound Editor & Narration Recordist
- Prod. Co.
- JSN Omnimedia
- Years of Production
- Canada, USA, South Korea, North Korea, China
- Prod. Partners
- The National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker Assistance Program, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, the Canada Council for the Arts.
- Release year
- Palm Springs Int'l ShortFest, Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Frontline Club, St. Louis Int'l Film Festival, Sapporo Int'l Short Film Festival, Gwangju Int'l Film Festival, RIDM Montreal Int'l Documentary Fest, Flickerfest Bondi Beach
- 2013 Aljazeera Golden Award for Best Short Film, 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest Best Documentary Jury Prize, 2013 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival Best Short Film Jury Prize.
- National Film Board of Canada (Broadcast, Education, In-Flight), JSN Omnimedia (Theatrical)
- Broadcast (Acq.)
- CBC Documentary channel, Shorts International
- English, Korean
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