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N. Korea mandates war film screenings to bolster patriotism

South Pyongan Province’s party committee recently organized screenings of Korean War-era films, requiring viewers to submit written impressions afterward.

A source in South Pyongan Province, speaking anonymously for security reasons, reported Tuesday that the provincial party committee ordered all local areas to screen films set during the “Fatherland Liberation War” (North Korea’s term for the Korean War). Viewers were instructed to watch three films daily, each about 90 minutes long, and submit written impressions.

Sunchon’s party committee implemented this order from June 26 to 29, mandating all local organizations and residents to participate. Well-known films like “An Unattached Unit” and “Nation and Destiny” were designated for viewing.

The committee emphasized focusing on how the films portrayed “enemies’ vile means to weaken us internally” and “how our wartime heroes defended our fatherland.” They also urged viewers to “learn from the indomitable will and spirit” of these heroes and to resist “South Korea’s plots” involving leaflets and loudspeaker broadcasts.

Specific guidelines were provided for the written impressions, including pledges of ideological determination such as: “I will actively follow the passionate love and patriotism for the party, leader, fatherland and people,” and “I will never fall for the enemies’ contrivances and believe only in the party, fatherland and leader.”

The elementary party unit of Sunchon Catfish Farm conveyed these directions, stating that “the more people write, the clearer their ideology becomes.” Employees submitted statements pledging to “protect the fatherland in any situation” and “not be fooled by the enemies’ base propaganda schemes.”

The source added that South Pyongan Province’s party committee intends to provide more such “study opportunities” to strengthen public ideological education.

Daily NK works with a network of sources living in North Korea, China, and elsewhere. Their identities remain anonymous for security reasons.

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July 09, 2024 at 07:00AM

by DailyNK(North Korean Media)

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