Notes on the Visit to Seoul. Writings by Members of the Red Cross Pyongyang Art Troupe and Home -Visiting Group Back from Seoul. MEMBERS OF THE RED CROSS PYONGYANG ART TROUPE AND HOME VISITING GROUP BACK FROM SEOUL.

Notes on the Visit to Seoul. Writings by Members of the Red Cross Pyongyang Art Troupe and Home -Visiting Group Back from Seoul.

Pyongyang. Foreign Languages Publishing House. 1985. Stock ID #170020

Black and white photographic illustrations, 23pp, minor wear at extremities, good in wrappers. 20.5 x 11cm.

A companion pamphlet to "74 Hours Beyond the Demarcation Line", this pamphlet contains impressions of South Korea by the members of the North Korean group who travelled to Seoul in September 1985 to take part in the first family reunion between North and South. These North Koreans, many of whom belonged to a Red Cross artistic troupe and also gave a public performance in South Korea's National Theatre, describe their feelings on meeting long-lost relatives in the South. The tone is relentlessly ideological and critical of South Korea and the US, describing South Korea (amongst other things) as "prison-like land" and its rulers as "fascist brigands". There are, though, fleeting glimpses of genuinely moving human emotions, as the writers describe the pain of briefly seeing long-lost brothers, sisters and other relatives, only to part with them again after a brief conversation.

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