SEOUL, July 13 (Yonhap) -- "The Wall," an Irish film criticizing the North Korean regime, has been awarded the Best Human Rights Feature at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh held in Ireland, a U.S.-based media outlet said Wednesday.
The Voice of America (VOA) reported the film directed by David Kinsella criticized the strict North Korean regime which controls every aspect of an individual's life in the reclusive country.
The human rights feature was jointly awarded by the Galway Film Fleadh and Amnesty International. The festival was held from July 5 to 10.
Filmed in North Korea and Northern Ireland, "The Wall" juxtaposes the story of a young North Korean female poet with images of Kinsella's native Belfast.
Kinsella wanted to make a real documentary, but the government in North Korea brought in over 1000 extras to make him a produce what they wanted.
He had to change his strategy. Under pressure from the North Korean censors, he filmed in such a way that animation could be overlaid onto the images when he returned to Norway and used to tell the real story.