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State of Mind

Synopsis
STATE OF MIND provides a rare insight into modern day, North Korean society. For the very first time foreign cameras have been allowed to film in a country where there is no advertising, no internet, no mobile phones, no traffic pollution and very little western influence. This unique documentary follows two young gymnasts and their families for over eight months in the lead up to the 2003 Pyongyang Mass Games - the biggest and most elaborate performance on earth, involving thousands of participants in a choreographed socialist spectacular.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2004
Notes
Broadcast on BBC4 on 7/6/2004
Subjects
Politics & government; Sports science
Keywords
communism; gymnastics; Korea; North Korea

Credits

Director
Daniel Gordon
Producer
Nicholas Bonner
Cinematographer
Nick Bennett

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

VeryMuchSo

Email
info@verymuchso.co.uk
Web
http://www.verymuchso.co.uk/default.aspx External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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