Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Making of "Nothing To Envy" Film

The Making of Nothing To Envy Film
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Via indiegogo November 20, 2012

One of the best books written about North Korea's recent history is the award-winning "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by Barbara Demick. In this fast page-turning chronicle, Demick presents a rare up close and personal view into the daily lives of people living within a horrifying and brutal totalitarian nation. Through fifteen years of tyrannical rule and hardship after hardship, the author follows six North Koreans who fall in love, get married, raise families and confide their innermost thoughts and feelings in Demick. As unemployment and famine ravage the land, the six families risk everything to escape.

Now a small award-winning documentary production company named Mosaic Films is in the early planning stages of the production of an animated feature film based on Demick's book. Led by filmmaker Andy Glynne, Mosaic Films is now running a donation campaign in an effort to secure funding for production costs. Supporters for this film include Amnesty International, NK News, Christian Solidarity Worldwide and others. Below is a trailer and a short message from Glynne:

And here is part of an interview with North Korean defector Kim Jooil. This is part of a testimony initiative within the Nothing to Envy project.

If possible please contribute to the making of the "Nothing To Envy" documentary here. There are many interesting prizes being given away for donors. For more information please visit the movie's official website.

The Making of Nothing To Envy Film
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