As Pyongyang looms as public enemy number one in Japan, a filmmaker is telling the story of her family divided between the two countries in hopes of driving home a message -- that North Koreans are people, too. Yang Yong-Hi, a Korean born in Japan, spent a decade filming her father, who was formerly a top North Korean representative in Osaka, her mother, and also her three brothers who live in the communist state. The result is "Dear Pyongyang," a light-hearted and overtly apolitical documentary of her family life which won awards at this year's Berlin and Sundance film festivals and opens in Japan on Saturday. Kaori Kaneko reports.
By Indiewire | Indiewire August 24, 2006 at 6:45AM