North Korea

'The Kim dynasty in North Korea' DW Documentary


Lately, DW has been one of my favorite sources for documentaries, 'The Kim dynasty in North Korea' is a great short documentary for those trying to educate on North Korea topic. Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump did hold a second summit meeting in late February in Vietnam. At their June 2018 summit, they agreed to work toward denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.  But does North Korea intend to give up its nuclear weapons program? Some attribute the recent chain of events to the long-term…

An Inconvenient Border: Where China Meets North Korea


An Inconvenient Border: Where China Meets North Korea is a great documentary by ABC news I would highly recommend to all interested in North Korea / China. Both North Korea and China has been on my radar for the last decade at least.  Bob Woodruff’s daring 880-mile journey along the China-North Korea border examines the delicate relationship between the two countries and the United States.  Watch it on YouTube

China, Russia and DPRK to set up "visa-free" tourist zone on Tumen river delta on border of three countries


China is planning an international tourism zone in its northeastern border area with Russia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Tumen River Delta international tourism area will include part of China's Hunchun City, as well as a 10 sq km plot each from Russia and DPRK, said the government of China's Jilin Province. The three sides will jointly build tourism facilities. At the ongoing annual session of the provincial legislature, Jiang Chaoliang, governor of Jilin, said…

North Korea - Crossing the line


The film is about a former U.S. Army soldier, James J. Dresnok, who defected to North Korea on August 15, 1962. The film was directed and produced by British filmmakers Daniel Gordon and Nicholas Bonner, and was shown at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The film, which was narrated by actor Christian Slater, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the festival. The film was first screened in 2007 on the BBC. The film centred around Dresnok's history, highlighting his unhappiness in America,…

Educating North Korea (2014) - Unlocking the Secrets of Elite University: A Panorama Documentary


The documentary "Educating North Korea" from British BBC Panorama sheds light on one of the world's most closed and oppressive societies. North Korea is ruled by the young and ruthless leader Kim Jong-un, who has threatened nuclear war against the United States and recently executed his own uncle. In the heart of this absolute dictatorship, there is a remarkable university that is attempting to change the minds of the nation's future elite. The university, which is paid for by the West,…