In 1949, with Soviet financial and technical assistance, Kang Hong-sik directed My Home Village, the first film made in the new Democratic People’s People’s Republic of Korea.
Gwan Pil, a poor farmer is deprived of his land by an evil Japanese colonial landlord and put in a Japanese prison where he meets an agent of the Korean People’s Army
. The two men then break out of prison and join the guerrillas. The guerrillas blow up a Japanese train as Kim Il Sung’s army liberates the farmer’s home village. There, Gwan Pil leads the fight to create a new society.
Throughout the film, there is no mention of the American role in the defeat of Japan or the Soviet invasion during the liberation of Korea in 1945. The implication is that the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, under the leadership of Kim Il Sung, was the major liberating force.