Life in North Korea

Whilst most people who travel to North Korea visit Pyongyang, the capital, we were fortunate enough to visit Rason, a small city in the north of North Korea. Life there is very different to Pyongyang. There are farmers, fishermen and factory-workers.

Two guides, who were incredibly proud of their country, showed us around the city and helped us to paint an accurate portrait of what life is like in more rural parts of North Korea. The people were beautiful, the scenery was stunning, the colours were vivid and the people we met were genuine characters, loving and full of life – this is the North Korea that I wanted to show.

The film was shot in 2015, on an iPhone, using Filmic Pro.

Filmed by William Long –

Music by Jamie Long –

Project categories: Travel, Winners