April 14, 2024

Summer 1978: An Evening Of Modernist Theater in North Korea

New photos at RetroDPRK.com reveal scenes from the Song of Paradise Revolutionary Opera

by Christopher Graper

What was life like on the other side during the Cold War? That question motivates much of my own interest in the DPRK. Traveling to the country is the best way to learn about a part of history closed to the West for nearly 60 years. It is a rare and fragile opportunity to see how people lived under a very different set of ideas about political, economic and social organisation.

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