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Insights into North Korea: Documentary Film Showings

Discussion led by Jiso Yoon, Assistant Professor of Political Science
North Korea remains the most closed nation on Earth. Outsiders know little about the life of the common citizen and vice versa. Join the Center for two documentaries that reveal the reality. We will watch the following two documentaries, followed by a brief discussion session. Educating North Korea: The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) is a paradox. Here, funded by western money and taught by western instructors, sons of the North Korean elite attend classes about business and global economics at the same time that state-controlled restrictions could prevent them from actually putting what they learn to use. Running time, 30 minutes. The Secret State of North Korea: Using footage taken secretly by a Japanese journalist, this documentary reveals the shocking conditions in which most North Korean citizens live. It also shows some grass roots rebellion that belies the conventional wisdom that citizens are too frightened to act. Running time, 53 minutes.
March 10, 2014
04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Strong Hall, Room 330

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