Vítejte v KLDR! / Welcome to North Korea! Czech documentary film (2008) with the ENGLISH subtitles. At newsstands and tobacconists since 27.11.09, for 52 Kc. In its catalogue, a Czech travel agency offers a “journey into the unknown”, a tour of North Korea. This spring was the second time since 1990 that a group of Czech tourists set foot in the DPRK. The film follows twenty-seven Czechs who have decided to spend approximately 2,600 Euros on a sightseeing tour of a country which cultivates a cult of personality, maintains concentration camps for its citizens and doesn’t hide its development of nuclear weapons. Foreign visitors are only allowed a view of a carefully prepared illusion, thoroughly supervised by “guides”. What is more, the North Korean system is starkly reminiscent of our own past. Which emotions do our travellers experience: sympathy, nostalgia or, in contrast, happiness that “we already have this behind us”? How does a Czech person, after being accustomed to eighteen years of freedom and democracy, come to terms with the directives and restrictions of a totalitarian system? http://www.vitejtevkldr.cz/en TOUR GUIDELINES § 1 It’s forbidden to bring cell phones, GPS devices, telephoto lenses longer than 150mm and camcorders into North Korea. § 2 Taking photographs from trains or buses is strictly forbidden. § 3 It’s not possible to separate from the group. § 4 Hotel rooms can be bugged. § 5 Three guides will be responsible for our group. §6 Some of the assigned guides may understand Czech.