When Sydney film maker Anna Broinowski was faced with the prospect of coal seam gas being mined near her home, she decided she needed to inspire her local community to rise up against it. And what better way to inspire people than with a propaganda film? Anna wanted to learn from the best, so she went to North Korea to study Kim Jong-Il’s filmmaking techniques and managed to secure unprecedented access to the propaganda industry of the socialist dictatorship.

But what she found when she got there was a very human connection with her fellow film-makers against a common enemy – greedy capitalists. And that the North Korean lessons of people-power versus the enemy have just as much relevance back home.

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