Visiting North Korea | DW Documentary

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Visiting North Korea | DW Documentary 4.5

Few tourists manage to peek behind the iron curtain of North Korea's dictatorship. But the journalist Luca Faccio managed to visit Kim Jong Un's regime.

Anyone venturing behind the world’s last Iron Curtain into North Korea will experience a very different country to the one we know only through the usual images of rocket launches and mass rallies. The country is ruled by the dictator Kim Jong Un, whom the people worship - or are made to worship - as a god-like father figure. Little is known about daily life in North Korea, because all images that reach the outside world have been censored by the government. Visitors rarely see evidence of oppression, enforced conformity and starvation in the rural population. Still, journalist Luca Faccio is able to offer some interesting insights into the isolated country - although, of course, government watchdogs are on his heels everywhere he goes.

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well at least they dont believe that the earth is flat.

Author — more espresso less depresso domo arigato


i wish to live to see the day when this dictatorship ends...

Author — oneuniqueusername


This is the most neutral documentary of North Korea on YouTube. Others tend to be biased or made their observations from 1st world perspective.

Author — budi isnadi


After the war, they just got stuck in time...

Author — TrashPanda Raccoon


Whoever’s reading this in the year 2200 i hope this country is free by now

Author — I.G coolbreeze432


I am a Korean and I served in the army at the front line.
From the guard post, i can see North Korean soldiers through a telescope.
We laugh when we see each other.


Author — 김윤호


Reminds me of what my parents used to tell me about their earlier life. There was a similar regime in albania (among other eastern european countries). People living like robots, leader being seen as God, not allowed to leave the country or enter it. Millions cried on the streets when the leader died. But after years they all realized the true face of that leader and now everyone hates him. North Koreans will wake up one day

Author — Loukas Pappas


You threw that kid a loaded question with ‘Who discovered America?’

Author — BrinyGale


Same flower are sold over and over

Stonks ↗️

Author — Jampani Sai krishna


Looks like the Soviet town I was born in....I hated living in Soviet period....I live in Europe now. How little did I know then that I was so heavily brainwashed by soviet propaganda similar like the North Koreans....

propaganda.... and surveillance, yet, I appreciate the experiences of living in Soviet Union. Because the experience of lack of human rights and being able to be a unique individual, nowadays,
I am so so so grateful for the human rights I have in Europe. I also deeply value being an individual with my personal likes and dislikes. It has taken me time to learn. Well, I am 43 now. I do know my preferences now. I have choices and I can chose.

Yes, I took flowers to Lenin monument. Photos of Lenin, Carl Marks, they were in each room, at school, at work, as well their monuments in every city. Worship, blind, worship of leaders. Regardless if you agree or or dislike, that did not matter.

I am free of it now. It has taken me years to understand how those years, my formative years formed and shaped me. For me, that period was horrible. I did not like my childhood.

Did I like anything? I am not sure. Probably I appreciate that I was very independent from a very young age....I liked it then because I was a child. I liked my independence but looking back I am horrified I did take so many risks being 6-7 years old I cooked, shopped. Stayed at home alone after school. Took empty milk bottles to recycled centre in exchanger for pocket I was a child independent child. I am very independent adult now, -:)

Author — Olya Freedom


We're now landing in North Korea. Passengers are reminded to set their watches back... 55 years

Author — Paul Taylor


"guards to the left of me, minders to the right! - Here I am stuck in the middle with Un..."

Author — Dern Vader


All world conspiracies about North Korea have been quashed. These guys seem happy.

Author — Jumbosound Recordz


The young lady in the textile factory at 18:49 is stunningly beautiful....don’t know whether to feel sorry for her or not ...or just to wish her good luck, good health and some kind of satisfying happiness. I

Author — Percy Harry Hotspur


I hope I get to see the day this all ends, and there is a Berlin Wall celebration. Seeing these poor people being liberated would be great.

Author — our rights first


"Crash Landing On You" brought me here.

Author — MoreThan TenYears


10:15 just watch and spot the kid catching up to his group

Author — Luke Burger


Progress doesn’t mean westernization!! It means moving forward!

Author — Sadrack Jean Baptiste


the dude in military uniform was totally right about "you guys just come here acting to be friendly and will then make money out of all these after you leave."...

Author — v x


They look sad, living with Stockholm syndrome.

Author — lilac npink