Online Movie theater — December 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

WATCH ONLINE: Welcome to North Korea (2001)

north korea documentaryIf you haven’t been living in a tank, you must already know that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Il has passed away at age of 69. Reportedly, he died during his train trip to country’s regions, from “great mental and physical strain” at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17.

A separate article entitled “Medical Analysis of Kim Jong Il’s demise” added that Kim suffered an “advanced acute myocardial infarction, complicated with a serious heart shock.”

The point is – he’s out. Dead. At last. Thank God. The man who was responsible for millions of deaths since he came to power in North Korea in 1994 after his father, revered North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, died in 1994. In September 2010, Kim Jong Il unveiled his third son, the twenty-something Kim Jong Un, as his successor, putting him in high-ranking posts.

So now, Kim Jong Un will probably be North Korea’s new nightmare for the next 50-60 years, if nothing extraordinary happens. And, since so far, nothing extraordinary is happening, you can watch a free documentary on life in North Korea (aka the most isolated country in the world) below. You can also read a review on “Kimjongilia” – another North Korea related documentary here.

“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.”

MOVIE: Welcome to North Korea
YEAR: 2001
GENRE: Documentary, 60 minutes
DIRECTED BY: Peter Tetteroo, Raymond Feddema
NOTES: The winner of the 2001 International Emmy award for Best Documentary


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  1. While these disturbing images make a very good example of the mentality of the regime and constant isolated brainwash of the nation, I must admit that the narrators comment has some annoying aspects by itself. There were some sentimentally constructed elements in the narration, whose transferability to daily life is questionable. Some of them were even too bizarre for a country like NK.

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