Headline: In Propaganda Video, Only North Korea Sleeps Easy
Source: The New York Times
Abstract: A video was posted recently on Youtube by one of North Koreas advertising agencies. The video starts as a man’s dream sequence while an instrumental version of the song “We Are the World” plays in the background. In this dream sequence many different images are shown resembling a happy, and unified Korean peninsula, as well as a terrifying depiction of what is interpreted to be Manhattan engulfed in flames. The propaganda video has been removed from Youtube because of copyright infringement from Activision’s game Call of Duty, but has leaked to other sources. (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=203_1360053143) Harvey’s writing highlighted environmental issues in this propaganda when focusing on the problem of laws having to vary according to environmental constraints (Censorship, N. Korean environment), and also the justified domination of nature through political structures (in this case the destruction of another environment.) This made me also think of American propaganda during WWII.
Global Issue: Nuclear Missiles / Propaganda
Primary Design lens: Motion Graphics
Secondary Design lens: Communication Design / Propaganda