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Sunday, October 24, 2010

North Korea's Military Parade in Slow Motion

When North Korea recently held a military parade to introduce Kim Jong-il's youngest son as his successor, international media was allowed to film it. The Guardian's Dan Chung was one of those members of the international media that filmed the event. The slow motion video Chung created does a good job of capturing the faces of North Korea's military. Watch the video below.

North Korea's Military parade in Slow Motion from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
The video above reminded me of films of the Soviet Union's May Day parades. A quick search on YouTube yields many clips of old Soviet May Day parades (here's one). You could use these video clips to launch a classroom discussion about the role of propaganda in communist governments.

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