calendar>>September 29. 2009 Juche 98
Symposium on Juche-based Idea of Literature and Art Held
Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- A symposium of the Juche-based idea of literature and art on the feature film "The Country I Saw" (parts 2 and 3) took place Monday.

Present there were Choe Ik Gyu, department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Pyong Hun, chairman of the Central Committee of the General Federation of the Unions of Art and Literature of Korea, officials concerned, creators and artistes in the field of movie industry and teachers and researchers at universities.

Speakers at the symposium said that the film chose the international position and significance of the Songun politics pursued by leader Kim Jong Il as its theme and explained it in depth.

Dealing with the pressing issue of the modern international politics an answer to which is called for by the world progressive conscience, the film explains through high artistic representation the philosophical truth that national independence is guaranteed by the might of the single-minded unity of the army and people around the leader and powerful military power and that Songun means independence, justice and victory, they noted.

They also referred to the fact that the film actively introduced the latest science and technology, thus laying a springboard from which to make a new leaping advance in the efforts to put the nation's level of movie production onto a higher stage.

They recalled that creators and artistes properly chose the seed as required by the basic principle for creating Korean-style revolutionary literature and art and effected signal innovations in the movie production by waging a drive day and night in the collectivist spirit.

They called upon all creators and artistes to draw on the achievements and experience gained in the production of the film and create more masterpieces of the era which will encourage the servicepersons and people in their drive to effect a new great revolutionary surge.

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