Liberation Day gets international premiere at IDFA

by Philip Gowman on 24 November, 2016

in Documentaries, DPRK, Pop rock and indie

Liberation Day

Photo: Tor Jørund F. Pedersen

Morten Traavik, the man who brought us a North Korean accordion quintet covering a Norwegian synthpop track, now gives us a documentary about a Slovenian art-rock band performing versions of songs from The Sound of Music in North Korea. Read a review of the “documentary musical” Liberation Day in the Guardian.

More info on Morten Traavik’s website and

The documentary had its international premiere at IDFA (the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) this month; on 19 Nov it was in a double bill with a performance by the Slovenian band in question, Laibach.

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Michael Duffy November 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Some clips from the show. I find the surtitles impressive – Seoul venues don’t provide them for pop concerts.

Philip Gowman November 24, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Thanks for the link. Sounds truly dreadful!

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