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WS06 - Inside North Korea DOCUMENTARY
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Inside North Korea (2006)
Lisa Ling goes undercover in North Korea. She poses as part of an international Medical team. Lisa and her Camera team reveal the extraordinary, hidden face of this insular, little-known places, from the powerful control Kim Jon-Il exerts over his people to the military powder keg of life along the heavily armed demilitarized zone.
- 52 minutes
2. "Intelligence Black Hole"
3. Mission of the "Miracle Doctor"
4. The Iron Grip of Kim Jong-il
5. The Humanitarian Nightmare
6. Communications at the DMZ
7. Inside a North Korean Home
8. The Juche Philosophy
9. Crossing the DMZ Into Freedom
10. Praising The "Dear Leader"
12. End Credits
- an American journalist, television presenter, and author
Dr. Sanduk Ruit
- eye surgeon
- approximately 25 million people
- roughly the size of Mississippi
- dividing line between North and South Korea
- most heavily militarized in the world
- North Korean capital
intelligence black hole
- a term to describe North Korea; their government is a dictatorship that censors everything so the flow of intelligence is blocked by them
- son of Kim Il-sung
- became ruler of North Korea after his father's death
- developed nuclear weapons
- used Juche philosophy to justify rule and crush all opposition
- North Korea was called this because it chose to isolate itself
- in "Inside North Korea"--minders let the film crew know when whenever they do something that they don't like
- only allows crew to shoot whole image of the Dear Leader
- communist leader of North Korea
- his attack on South Korea in 1950 started the Korean War
- remained in power until 1994
- used Juche philosophy
- wielded absolute power
North Korean nursery song
"The pathetic Americans kneel on the ground.
They beg for mercy."
- a deceptive outward appearance; a misrepresentation
tallest flagpole in the world
- located in North Korea on the border in a propaganda town
- year Japan took control of Japan (lost control of Korea in World War II)
- source shame
Korean War (1950-1953)
- the conflict between Communist North Korea and Non-Communist South Korea. The United Nations (led by the United States) helped South Korea.
- never technically ended (still in a ceasefire)
demilitarized zone (DMZ)
- an area with no military forces
- a buffer zone into which opposing armies may not enter
- located at the 38th parallel to separate North and South Korea
- 2.5 miles wide
- 148 miles long
- helps North Korea keep its citizens inside the country
- opposed communist expansion
- supported South Korea during the Korean War
- a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
- killed up to 3 million people in the 1990s in North Korea
- having bad health or having poor nutrition
- faulty or insufficient diet
North Korean home
- only allowed to visit in the presence of 6 government minders
- no family photos
- only images of the the Kims
- Kim Jong-il
- lives a life of luxury while citizens of North Korea suffer in poverty and poor health conditions
- but they all ADORE* him
- worship of the North Korean state as represented by Kim Il-sung
- also known as Kimilsungism
- used to unify the people against all things foreign
- large prison camp used to hold people (usually under harsh conditions) for political reasons
- entire extended family could be put in prison camp for life (keeps people loyal to the regime)
- allows North Korea to function
- beat and shot prisoners minor offenses (hunting for mice to eat)
- family prison camp located in North Korea
- people in this concentration camp did not actually commit the crime, but members of their family did
- offense could be simply criticizing the size of a months rations
- a government, especially an authoritarian one
- most escape through China
- dangerous to cross through the demilitarized zone
- family who doesn't leave faces harsh consequences
- clouding of the lens (can clause blindness)
successful cataract surgery in N. Korea
- "It's all because of the Great General."
- "Thank you Great General!"
- "We praise you!"
- bowing to images of the Dear Leader
- "Great Leader, I will work harder in the salt mines."
- teaching someone to accept an idea or principle without question
- North Korea has generations of indoctrination
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