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by Morten Traavik, Ugis Olte


Under the loving but firm guidance of an old fan turned director and cultural diplomat, and to the surprise of a whole world, the ex-Yugoslavian cult band Laibach becomes the first rock group ever to perform in the fortress state of North Korea. Confronting strict ideology and cultural differences, the band struggles to get their songs through the needle’s eye of censorship before they can be unleashed on an audience never before exposed to alternative rock’n’roll. Meanwhile, propaganda loudspeakers are being set up at the border between the two Koreas and a countdown to war is announced. The hills are alive…with the sound of music.

international title: Liberation Day
original title: Islaisvinimo diena
country: Latvia, Norway, Slovenia
sales agent: Dogwoof
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Morten Traavik, Ugis Olte
film run: 100'
screenplay: Morten Traavik
cinematography by: Sven Erling Brusletto, Valdis Celmiņš
film editing: Gatis Belogrudovs, Ugis Olte
producer: Uldis Cekulis
co-producer: Morten Traavik, Miha Černec
production: VFS Films, Norsk Fjernsyn, Traavik, Staragara Productions

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