GenreDocumentary Initial DVD releaseFebruary 7, 2006 Duration LanguageEnglish, Korean
Release date10 August 2005
(New York City) CastDaniel Gordon (Narrator), Hyon Sun Pak (herself), Song Yun Kim (Herself), Jong-il Kim (Himself - Supreme Leader, North Korea (archive footage)), Kim Jong-ho (Himself - Mass Games Organizer), Hyon Sun Pak (Herself - Gymnast) Similar moviesWhite Palms, Salt, Gymkata, The Catcher, American Anthem
A State of Mind is a 2004 documentary film directed by Daniel Gordon and produced by Nicholas Bonner. It follows two North Korean child gymnasts and their families for over eight months during training for the 2003 Pyongyang mass games. The film won two awards at the North Korean Pyongyang International Film Festival in 2004 and was shown at 11 other film festivals worldwide before being released in a theatrical run in 2005.
UK-based dance band Faithless used clips from the documentary for the video to the single "I Want More."
Daniel Gordon directed A State of Mind and The Game of Their Lives. Daniel Gordon directed A State of Mind and Crossing the Line. Dear Pyongyang (2005). Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story (2006). Seoul Train (2004).
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