Truth, Lies and Propaganda: The Hoax that Backfired

The fake North Korean propaganda film that led to a South Korean expat having his life turned upside down.
February 26th, 2013
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A South Korean man who narrated and acted in last years’ mockmumentary, Propaganda, has been shunned by the Korean community in his home town of Christchurch, New Zealand, over accusations that he is a North Korean sympathiser. According to a New Zealand media report, Eugene Chang and his wife Jean have been refused

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Sarah A. Son

Sarah Son is an NK NEWS columnist and a PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) where she specialises in inter-Korean affairs.

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  • Capn

    hmmm i like the details.. its somehow entertaining and it feels like i was moved.. the way they deliver it.. and oh! dont forget the effects.. damn flashy…. il give it a 6/10 since its data is kinda flawed.. aaaand over all it sucks.. i hope they wont make a sequel to this..

    now off to the next movie…..
    O__O” oh wait.. so this is a fucking propaganda movie?..
    i thought i was watching a korean documentary..
    but mostly who ever created this is a damn idiot..
    know basic logic first

    -GOD(or whoever is your god) has given mankind the term FREEWILL
    and its up to us if we want to fuck this world up or make it a better place..
    -havent you ever heard “history is written by the victors” no? ok..
    -who ever created this.. go grab a shotgun.. shoot yourself.. and tell us how
    does it feel..