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Foreign films give isolated N.Korea rare window on world

2 October 2010

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Foreign films give isolated N.Korea rare window on world

One of the world’s most tightly-controlled societies got a rare glimpse of the outside world at the Pyongyang International Film Festival last week, where even Western films were screened.

Communist North Korea strictly controls access to information, including via mobile phones and the Internet, leaving most North Koreans in ignorance of the wider world. Yet participants in the 12th Pyongyang International Film Festival say it helped open a window for the impoverished country.

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via AFP

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