Americans in Pyongyang

The New York Philharmonic's Trip to North Korea

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A documentary that goes backstage during an historic concert performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in North Korea

On March 26th, 2008 an historic event took place and the main protagonist was a concert. Whereas North Korea and the United States are still "technically" at war, since no peace treaty was signed at the end of the fighting in 1953, the dictatorship of Kim Jong-iI invited the New York Philharmonic Orchestra to play in the capital Pyongyang: this occasion offered the spectacle of Korean dignitaries standing while the American hymn was played, conducted by Lorin Maazel. Something truly unprecedented.

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