Wed 13 Sep '17 - Film

Cultfilm: Liberation Day

Laibach going on tour to Pyongyang, North Korea

(Morten Traavik, Ugis Olte, 2016, 98 min, Norway/Latvia)

WORM’s Avantgardistic State shows you what happens when you invite a rockband to North Korea. As an independent State itself, WORM finds that North Korea sets a bad example. North-Korea has been on the news for months as the world holds its breath. Less known is the little fact about Laibach going on tour to Pyongyang, much to the surprise (and dismay) of the international community.

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Under the loving but firm guidance of an old fan turned director and cultural diplomat, the Slovenia cult band Laibach becomes the first rock group ever to perform in the fortress state of North Korea.

Both Laibach and North-Korea have been accused of being fascistic. It just seemed a perfect match for us to tour there.