Warren Miller Productions Has Some Advice for North Korea’s ‘Ministry of Skiing’

North Korea is getting a ski mountain, and the Ministry of Propaganda wants you to know about it. Kim Jong-un’s pet project, the Masikryong Ski Resort, was built in just ten months, uses a 30-year old lift China sold them, and tops out on the summit of Taehwa Peak that, we’re told, has all sorts of amenities. It’s probably not worth the dangers of entering a hostile country to hit the nine beginner and intermediate runs descending 2,130 feet, but North Korea is trying to convince us otherwise. The country put out an 11:27-minute-long promotional film that, rather than convincing tourists from the Western world to come ski, has become a semi-viral laughing stock and nominee for the weirdest ski flick ever. To make some sense of this muddled mess, we turned to Josh Haskins, Executive Producer at Warren Miller Productions — the creators of some of the greatest ski films ever — to see if he could make some sense from the film, and offer some helpful suggestions for their next.

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