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When Rock Arrived in North Korea: Liberation Day

A Storyville documentary: how the Slovenian cult band Laibach became the first rock group ever invited to perform in the dictatorially repressed state of North Korea.

To the surprise of a whole world, the ex-Yugoslavian now Slovenian cult band Laibach became the first rock group ever invited to perform in the dictatorially repressed state of North Korea. Under the firm guidance of an old fan turned director and cultural diplomat, Laibach must deal with strict ideology, cultural differences and many technological difficulties in order just to perform. Struggling to get their songs through rigorous censorship, they race against the clock so they can be unleashed on an audience never before exposed to alternative rock'n'roll.

1 hour

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Role Contributor
Director Morten Traavik
Director Ugis Olte

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