GoPro hasn’t been a thing for all that long, but it feels like virtually every possible use for it has been found already: while bungee jumping, while shark diving, while motorcycling around the world, and so on.
But filmmaker Aram Pan managed to pull a first — he mounted it on a car and then drove around Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. He managed to get permission from the government to shoot the footage ahead of time, and he presents it here, unedited.
It’s a longer video, so if you want to skip to the highlights, check out some decent shots of the city center at 2:35, massive Soviet-style halls and monuments at 6:30, a Korean version of the Arc de Triomphe at 11:15, and the obligatory-for-all-capitals phallic monument at 14:15. Probably the most notable thing isn’t a sight at all, but how empty the streets are in terms of both people and cars, and how clean they are.