I was beguiled—everything is just so very different, sort of like entering an alternate universe. At its core Pyongyang is a city lived in by humans going about their everyday lives. I think a key part of travel is learning more about where you’re from and your own values and beliefs. Being in a place so very different really makes you think. (filmmaker, Rob Whitworth)
Featured in National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase, this time-lapse exploration of the North Korean capital is a collaboration between British videographer Rob Whitworth, JT Singh and North Korean tour specialist, Koryo Tours.
Despite the limitations on filming in North Korea, the video moves beyond cliches and captures a human side to Pyongyang with intimate moments. The video blends movement and exploration of the city with lingering shots which dwell on details, drawing the viewer in. Definitely worth a look.