The young kids in this video I shot practiced for the entire year, or longer, to get the show right… and it’s just remarkable.
They’re just six or seven years old, if I understood correctly. The whole effort, the Mass Games, is devoted to the Dear Leader (who turned 69 this week) and the Great Leader (who died in 1994, but remains North Korea’s standing President). I only regretted that we were so far from the wildly choreographed 150,000-performer show, and didn’t have ringside seats. But this video will give you some idea of what it’s like.