I’ve never heard anyone say anything positive about North Korea. And neither did the producers of this video, city-branding pioneer J T Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. The video is presented as a need to properly inform the Western countries about what really happens there. A city vision through time-lapse photography, explained:
There are numerous speculations about the way in which human rights are not respected in this country, how nothing’s popular aside from the very authoritative regime. The only sociological research we know about are the situations in which the population is being tortured in ways that are not only unacceptable for anyone in the Western countries, but the methods aren’t just punitive, they’re sadistic and sometimes sick. Instead, what this video promotes is another face of North Korea and its capital Pyongyang, following the city life to show that the oppressive regime is not that bad, after all.
‘Recent years have witnessed mobile phone penetration, a surge in tourists, and even a marathon. Numerous special economic zones have been launched in cooperation with China, Russia, and South Korea, with railways planned linking all countries in the region. “Enter Pyongyang” captures not just the city, but this dynamism and sense of potential.’