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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Pyongyang Affair
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'The story of a mysterious woman who travels through North Korea. Here, nothing is as it seems, everybody has their secrets: strangers are polite, but each hides his or her true feelings from the other. Can what's true for individuals also be true of countries? Ridden by drought, with a collapsing economy and few allies in the world, North Korea's official face to the world stresses the greatness of The Leader and insists upon a golden future and a glorious past.But away from their colleagues and over a few drinks, even party apparatchiks are inclined to speak of doubt and fear.

In this clever mix of fiction and fact, writer Noelle Janaczewska provides us with a rare insight into the paradoxes of tourism in a country which now has the dubious distinction of being part of an 'axis of evil'.'

(Source: Radio Eye, ABC Radio National,


  • Funding for the research stage of this radio play provided by the Australia-Korea foundation.

Production Details

  • First broadcast on Radio Eye, ABC Radio National at 1400hrs, Saturday 28 September 2002.

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Last amended 13 May 2003 16:10:46
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    North Korea,
    Korea, East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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