Mitch Moxley is a film buff and so when he heard North Korea was holding its biennial film festival, he knew he had to be there.
He paid Koryo Tours about $2,000, plus airfare from Beijing, so he could spend eight days in the Kingdom. And it was quite an adventure.
First, he found himself in a small airport in the capital, Pyongyang.
"As soon as you go through immigration, there's two huge paintings of the Kims," he says, referring to the current leader Kim Jung-Un and his father Kim Jung-Il.