After an absence of 70 years, U.S.-based filmmaker, painter, and writer Kim-Gibson returns to North Korea, the land of her birth. Granted unprecedented permission to visit and film, accompanied by the requisite official guides, she creates an intimate and emotional portrait of the people in the mystery-shrouded dictatorship, even as her genial inquisitiveness runs her afoul of authorities. To the consternation of her handlers, the fearless and feisty filmmaker makes friends on every street, poses impertinent questions to schoolchildren, and rejects visits to monuments in pursuit of everyday sights and sounds. In English and Korean with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)
Director Dai Sil Kim-Gibson will be present for audience discussion.