A State of Mind
The Mass Games, a two-month-long gymnastics festival stressing group dynamics as much as individual skill, holds a vital place in the hearts of North Koreans and is an annual tradition. This film focuses on young performers, typically chosen at an early age for a lifetime career as gymnasts. In this case, the main subjects are two girls who have eight months to train for the 2003 Mass Games. In addition to the gymnasts, the filmmakers interview the girls' families for their perspective.