North Korea: 30 Documentaries Grand Collection + Propaganda Music Playlist

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North Korea: 30 Documentaries Grand Collection

30 videos 23 hours

1. North Korea: "A Day In The Life"
This is a Dutch documentary with English subtitles.

2. Life inside the North Korea (BBC NEWS)

3. Life in North Korea
A look at life in North Korea as presented to the people of Russia. This documentary shows an idyllic lifestyle, which is in vast contrast to the news reports shown in the West, of poverty, black-outs and eternal hardship.
There are vast differences in many reports of world events shown from different perspectives in the Western and Eastern countries of the world.
This is a tragic example of the manipulation of an entire nation.
Footage from Russia Today

4. The Unknown Side of North Korea
North Korea Documentary - New Horrific Secrets Revealed

A 45 minute tour of North Korea, made before the filming restrictions were lifted.

5. Uncovering The True Feelings Of The North Korean people

Pyongyang Pressure Cooker: What do the people of North Korea really think? Does the West give them a bad press? This report tries to find out.

North Korea has always created a carefully choreographed image of itself, but have the Western media also created a false picture of life there? With rare access, this report tries to answer that question.

"They want to be more open. But they have been let down too many times by overseas journalists", says Ray Ferguson, of the Australia-North Korea Friendship Association. He claims that the regime is making real efforts to reach out. But heavy restrictions are still placed on journalists filming there. And a quick interview with a member of the public shows the pressure to tow the official line. "The U.S. imperialist invaders, we must drive them out!" Asking the guide whether people are "pretending" provokes the anxious response: "Don't use that word!" But Ray remains hopeful of change: "At least if you're engaging it creates a groundwork for better relations..".

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6. North Korea Documentary: Secret Filming, Country In Ruins - Little Left To See In North Korea
The winner of the 2001 International Emmy award for Best Documentary,

Welcome to North Korea is a grotesquely surreal look at the all-too-real conditions in modern-day North Korea.

Dutch filmmaker Peter Tetteroo and his associate Raymond Feddema spent a week in and around the North Korean capital of Pyongyang -- ample time to represent the starvation and deprivation afflicting a good portion of the population, and to offset such "contemporary" imagery as cars and public facilities with the conspicuous nonuse of these trappings.

As the filmmakers reveal, the North Koreans have no opportunity to compare their existence with that of the outside world, due to the near-total cutoff of news and free transportation.

The one predominant feature of this oppressed nation is manifested in the scores of statues, sculptures, and iconic paintings of North Korea's Communist dictator Kim Jong II, who has gone to great and sometimes ruthless lengths to convince his subjects that he has inherited godlike powers from his equally "divine" father, the late Kim II Sung (whose mummified body still lies in state, à la Lenin).

Were this not all too painfully true, Welcome to North Korea could easily pass as a grotesque fairy tale, out Grimm-ing anything found in Grimm.

The film made its American TV debut via the Cinemax cable network on March 18, 2003.

~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

7. North Korea Documentary - Kim Jong Un Visits Family, Uses Toilet (Big Job)
North Korea Documentary - Kim Jong Un Visits Family, Uses Bathroom

Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, visited the Ski Resort on Masik Pass near completion.
He went round Masik Pass Hotel, ski service and lodging buildings and resting places in the skiing courses for beginners and amateurs.
After going round bed rooms, lounges, dining rooms and swimming pool of the hotel etc., one by one, he said that everything inside it looks nice and every aspect and corner are friendly to environment and match the scenery of the mountain.
He noted that the hotel is a model structure as it has been built as required by the party's policy calling for designing and building anything according to its use and peculiarity, and the best one in the country.
He said that ski service and lodging buildings and resting places in skiing courses for beginners and amateurs have also been built in such a way as to meet the desire and requirements of the people, afford best convenience to them and suit their emotion and sense of beauty.
Noting that all the buildings and service facilities have been designed and constructed well, building materials have been properly chosen and facilities have been successfully distributed as intended by the party, he expressed the greatest satisfaction that all of them have been built by the efforts of Koreans and with indigenous technology and the facilities can be operated as they please.
He learnt in detail about the conditions of skiing courses.
He said the skiing courses on the Masik Pass Ski Resort are world-class ones in terms of their number and total length.
Noting the resort is a winter sports complex where visitors can enjoy skiing, skating and sledging, he said they can do so even at night if the facilities are illuminated.
He called for building more lodging quarters and service facilities that can house hundreds of school youth and children at a time so that those from across the country can enjoy their winter camping by skiing, skating and sledging at the resort.
Then, he chose sites for new buildings and specified one by one the matters which should not be missed when undertaking the second phase of construction.
Noting he is deeply touched when thinking of the soldier-builders devotedly carrying out the order issued by the party despite biting cold in December, he extended high appreciation to them, saying the party would never forget the feats they have performed for the country and its people.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So and Ma Won Chun, vice department directors of the Central Committee of the WPK.

8. North Korean Documentary - North Korean Cannibals? BBC Film Reveals How North Korean Families Really Survive!

Many Americans believe that North Koreans eat each others babies, but that is, of course, just weirdly typical USA propaganda.
In this BBC film, we see how North Korean families go about their daily lives.
How North Koreans live, what they eat, how they get ready for school and work and they play, sleep and rest.
Spend a pleasant twenty minutes with this typical Pyongyang family and learn more about their culture, their way of life and why they are are so fearful of another American invasion, after the last one which flattened their capital to dust ... with 428,000 bombs dropped on the then population of only 400,000 souls.

9. DPRK: The Land Of Whispers (North Korea Travel Documentary) (2013)

North Korea lies somewhere between a 1930′s Soviet Union frozen in time and a dark, futuristic vision of society... as imagined back in the 70′s.

"Land of Whispers" invites you to visit arguably the most unique and isolated travel destination in the world - not to criticize, but to observe and listen. Aside from usual highlights such as Pyongyang or Arirang, this unique one-man documentary brings you to areas such as Chongjin or Wonson, still virtually unknown to even google or wikipedia. There, I attempt to pierce through the ever-present 'national mythology' and as much as possible, I try to connect with people - such as the waitress mesmerized by tablet computers, or a tour guide cautiously fascinated by modern pop culture.

* Third World Indie Film Festival 2013 (San Francisco, USA) / Best Feature Documentary *
* Utopia Film Festival 2013 (Greenbelt, USA) / Official Selection *
* Global Peace Film Festival 2013 (Orlando, FL, USA) / Official Selection *
* Jayu: The North Korean Human Rights Film Festival 2013 (Canada) / Official Selection *

10. Cold Warzone: North Korea's Militarized Society
The Juche Era: An uncharted journey through the heart of isolationist North Korea.

Just what does make North Korea tick? In every sense the country and its people still see themselves at war. Isolated and ostracised for decades, everything in this quirky place is choreographed to display maximum unity and strength. Produced by Bulgarian TV this unseen film manages to travel throughout the country. It provides an enthralling and unique behind the scenes view of a country which rarely allows outsiders to see inside.
Two million troops still face each other along the border between North and South Korea. 'We have enough troops and military hardware to withstand a strike from the South and to win'. Huge billboards and loudspeakers shout invective at the other side. The cruel ferocity of the Korean war left the North scarred and in a permanent state of defensive hostility.

Under thousands of umbrellas in the Pyongyang rain, North Koreans endlessly practise their parades. They are showing faith in the idea of Juche, created by Kim Il- Sung. Juche means to rely on your own strength. Kim's son Kim Jong-Il succeeded him and has continued with his father's bizarre philosophies. All Koreans must take part in the colourful ceremonies which have come to define this country in foreign eyes.

Every walk of life is invaded by Songun, or military orientated doctrine. At a nursery school a special syllabus imparts the spirit of survival, with constant reference to their leader. Some may progress to Man Gjun De Military School, the most elite in Pyongyang. The school turns out some of the most committed officers in the world, ready to 'strike back at anyone who attacks our country'. Half of North Korea's budget goes on military spending. It turns a handsome profit (reputedly half a billion dollars annually) exporting missiles to the Middle East.

Life in Pyongyang struggles to emerge from the shadows of the great granite monoliths. Only with hidden cameras is it possible to see inside supermarkets for ordinary Koreans; 'why would you want to go in there'; the guide insistently demands to every request. Worker brigades march to work, spade in hand, glorifying their leader in song. In local stores, each person is allotted goods in a strictly controlled system: shoes, a suit, a lamp.

Though the poster on the wall reads; 'We support our dear leader in producing soy milk!', the bags on the floor read UNICEF. North Korea is fed mainly by foreign humanitarian aid, a million tonnes of it each year. Citizens supplement their daily food intake by fishing in the Taedong River. In the 1990's North Koreans were starving. Today, even in the countryside, they have food. They can grow crops in their small gardens to sell at market, unofficially (it does not reflect the ideals of Juche but has quietly been allowed to develop to avoid the starvation prevalent in the 90's). But there is no escaping the ever present State: even in the fields loudspeakers call for the populace to be ready to fight and every family is called on to prepare their children for the army.

During a very unusual - for a foreigner - visit to ordinary Korean homes, we find a basic but secure existence -- home grown vegetables and fish from the river stock the fridge. They might appear to have the basic essentials but the family clearly remains in the same state of denial as everyone else in this odd country. 'My greatest dream is for the Juche ideals to succeed in every part of the world', states the 27 year old daughter of the household.

11. North Korea's Nuclear Program (Full Documentary)

12. North Korea's Hidden Concentration Camps

13. UN uncovers horrifying truth of North Korean rights abuses
Breaking the Silence: The secrets of the labour camps being revealed by a UN inquiry into North Korean human rights abuses

The stories of secret labour camps have long contradicted North Korea's displays of national unity. Now for the first time ever, a UN inquiry on human rights abuses hears the stories it doesn't want told.

"In North Korea anyone who enters a prison is regarded as an animal", testifies Kim Song Ju, a labour camp survivor. NK denies their existence but satellite images and extremely rare footage of prisoners in a desolate landscape prove otherwise. Testimonies of defectors add horrifying detail to the picture of life and death. "In one corner of the train station there was always a pile of dead bodies", recalls former soldier Kim Joo-Il. "Many people died of starvation and were just left there." Having escaped the regime he now publishes a newspaper countering Pyongyang propaganda. Another witness at the Inquiry, who was sold into marriage in China by human traffickers only to be sent to a labour camp, believes that speaking out about the crimes "is the only way human rights in North Korea will improve".

14. North Korea Through the Eyes of Witnesses
the video presents women, children and political prison camp issues in North Korea. Seven victims decribe their experiences of horror. The video is intertwined with secret footages shot in North Korea. The documentary was produced in 2011 by the Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights.

15. Inside North Korea BBC Panorama News Programme

North Korean travel experts have slammed the BBC for putting local guides at risk, saying the country would hold them responsible for the actions of the journalists who posed as LSE students on a tour of the country.

And two tour guides speaking to HuffPost UK said it was relatively easy for anyone to visit the country, and even obtain a journalist visa.

The London School of Economics has expressed fury at BBC journalists who went undercover on a student trip to North Korea, claiming the corporation recklessly endangered students. The BBC claims the students were informed of the risks, necessary to take to get into the country.

16-19. Inside North Korea by an American Tourist

Train travel from China to Cult Korea: Beijing-Pyongyang. May 2010. See Videos 2, 3 and 4 for the walking tour of NK. This was a propaganda tour that brings tourists to the country's showcase cities and fertile regions. These videos give people thinking about visiting NK an overview of what they will see there (A variety of tours are offered but itineraries are often similar). These videos are neither truncated nor narrated. Footage is exclusive to regions in N. Korea where the elite population resides. Therefore you will not see how the majority of N. Koreans live, with oppression, famine, lack of human rights and medical care, or the most unfortunate 150,000 political victims living in Soviet Gulag/Nazi Concentration style camps.

South Korea maintains a cowardly and disturbing indifference to the large scale atrocities occurring in North Korea. In the 60 years since the division of the Korean Peninsula, South Korweakens have lost their sense of unity and urgency.

S. Korea has overwhelming military and non-military options if it wanted the Northern regime to collapse. Yet, the government and inhabitants are shockingly content with maintaining their segregation due to the massive financial costs of rebuilding the North's infrastructure and rehabilitating a mentally/physically stunted and uneducated population. Even though the reunification costs increases each year, the Holocaust stays alive because information connected South Korea ignores the suffering.

The S. Korean government downplays the N. Korean human rights abuses and over-hypes North Korea's military capacity to discourage citizens from talking about the necessity of freeing Korea. South Korea has 50 times greater GDP, yet cowers to a starving, impoverished country with antique armaments.

N. Korean refugees are not warmly received in S. Korean society. South Korea does not voice opposition to China's illegal forced repatriation of N. Korean refugees, of which there may be over 100,000. When men, women and children are repatriated back to North Korea, they face cruel punishment and imprisonment, or if they had communicated with Westerners or religious groups, they are tortured and/or executed. Yet, this does not concern or alarm the prosperous South Koreans. North Korean lives are dispensable to them.

20. North Korea: behind the scenes
RT's Aleksey Yaroshevsky travels to North Korea, the world's most secretive state.

21. These North Korean brainwashing strategies are unbelievable

See the lengths the North Korean state goes to in an attempt to brainwash it's people into worshipping the communist regime and it's 'great leader'.
A child struggles to smile at our camera because it is forbidden to look sad. Farm labourers wear make-up in the fields and at a cement factory no workers or cement can be seen. North Korea is determined to present a perfect face to the world but cannot hide the failure of its isolationist policy. Building projects stand idle and the country is having a hard time adjusting to life without communist leader Kim Il Sung. Each day thousands gather to weep before his statue. From Pyongyang we visit the 38th parallel - watched by tense southern soldiers. At the International Sports and Culture Festival for Peace North Korea's wrestling champion triumphs over his blond American opponent to rapturous applause - a staged win in an allegedly hostile world.

22. Friends of Kim - North Korea Documentary
Declared as a nation on the axis of evil by George W. Bush, North Korea is the country many love to hate. Friends of Kim is an hilarious and ultimately sobering account of the first time an international group of Kim Jong II sympathizers from the western world visits North Korea.

Their mission is to chronicle the "International March for Korea's Peace and Reunification" organized by the Korean Friendship Association in order to show solidarity with the regime and the North Korean people. The KFA, is a worldwide group of supporters of North Korea. They are young, idealistic and fed up with the consumerism of the Western world. Its leader is a 29-year-old Spanish citizen, Alejandro Cao de Benos de Les y Perez.

In 12 days, the 22 participants of the march travel through a country full of monuments, propaganda and poverty. What begins as an idealistic magical mystery tour gradually turns into a nightmare -- leading the travelers to discover that the "workers' paradise" is far from heavenly.

23. a journey through North Korea at the time of the 100th birthday of Kim Il Sung (15 april 2012). Touroperator: Shilla Travel - Wereldcontact

24. Wide Angle - A State of Mind

25. Secret Victims - North korea: North Korea are abducting South koreans in an attempt to brainwash them and turn them into their own spies.
Hundreds of South Koreans have been abducted and spirited away to the Communist North. There they are brainwashed and forced to work as spies. October 2003

For decades, North Korean agents have been conducting a sinister kidnapping campaign. "They kidnap South Koreans ... train them as spies and brainwash them to assassinate people," claims victim Lee Jae Jun. He was abducted at gunpoint whilst out fishing and sent to spy school in Pyongyang to be 'purified.' After years of gruelling training, he was deemed 'ideologically impure' and banished to the famine-stricken countryside before managing to escape. The plight of the abductees is made even worse by the fact that their government refuses to do anything to help them. Instead, it prefers to treat the victims as Communist sympathisers who have willingly defected. Their families are treated with suspicion and closely monitored by local authorities. The government has even refused to raise the issue of the abductions with North Korea, for fear of upsetting Pyongyang. In contrast, Japanese authorities have taken an entirely different approach and managed to secure the release of their surviving kidnap victims. Inspired by Tokyo's example, the families are stepping up their campaign to secure their loved ones release.

26. Behind the wall of secrecy: Escape from Camp 14

24/04/12 Little is known about the prison camps of North Korea where it is estimated that 200,000 are imprisoned. Many are born in the camps and generations of families are imprisoned because one of their relatives has been detained.

Shin Dong-Hyuk is one such case. He was born 26 years ago in Camp 14 in Pyeongan province, known as a 'complete control district', where the only sentence is life.

For most of his life all he knew was the camp, working 12 to 15-hour days mining coal, building dams or sewing military uniforms. If inmates were not executed they were killed in work-related accidents or died of an illness usually triggered by hunger.

But after the execution of his mother and brother, Shin Dong-Hyuk decided to try and escape. No one born into a North Korean prison camp has ever escaped before.

Shin Dong-Hyuk will be joining us at the Frontline Club with Blaine Harden whose book Escape from Camp 14; One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West recounts his extraordinary journey.

Blaine Harden is an author and journalist who reports for PBS Frontline and contributes to The Economist. He worked for The Washington Post as a correspondent in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, as well as in New York and Seattle. He was also a national correspondent for The New York Times and writer for the Times Magazine.

Chaired by Charles Scanlon, Asia Pacific editor at BBC World Service and formerly BBC correspondent in Japan and South Korea from 2000 to 2007.

27. Camp 14 Total Control Zone (North Korea)
Country: Germany | South Korea
Language: English
Release Date: 8 November 2012 (Germany)
Director: Marc Wiese

Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp. He was a child of two prisoners who had been married by order of the wardens. He spent his entire childhood and youth in Camp 14, in fact a death camp. He was forced to labor since he was six years old and suffered from hunger, beatings and torture, always at the mercy of the wardens. He knew nothing about the world outside the barbed-wire fences. At the age of 23, with the help of an older prisoner, he managed to escape. For months he traveled through North Korea and China and finally to South Korea, where he encountered a world completely strange to him. Written by Anonym

28. North Korea Desperate Or Deceptive

29. North Korean Army IN ACTION - Huge Maneuvers 2012

30. North Korea 2013 Military & Civilian Parade
Military and civilian parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Held July 27th, 2013.
Infantry section.......... 59:40
Vehicle section........ 1:22:35
Civilian section........ 1:51:26
Parade finale........... 2:17:56

North Korea: Music as Propaganda
North Korea: Music of the DPRK
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For Your Information: The above music playlist and the first of the documentaries are uploaded on YouTube by | Promoting diplomatic and cultural relations, economic growth, understanding, and friendship between the DPRK and United States. The KFA has full recognition from the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and is the world-wide leading organization of its supporters. It has offices in DPR Korea, Spain, Norway and Thailand.

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