Coming to Korean TV
Lelaki Komunis Terakhir has been purchased by the South Korean TV station EBS, which will hold the Korean broadcasting rights from next week. A highly-placed person from this station saw it at the Singapore International Film Festival last month and liked it enough to begin a correspondence. It will screen 3 times in the next 2 years.
EBS is state-owned so it is like the Korean version of RTM. It has the option of screening either a Korean-dubbed or subtitled version. I secretly hope for the first option because I think an all-Korean version of the documentary would be kind of cute.
South Korea has had many traumatic encounters with Communism in the past (there are a few rippling blockbusters of theirs that attest to this even if you don't read History books) but has no problem showing it. And it's also considered of sufficient technical merit to be broadcast.
Well, lots of Korean dramas now screen on Malaysian TV and have a screaming fan-base. It is nice for trade to go the other way for a change, even for such a modest venture. Such a patriot I am.