Dispatches - Undercover in the Secret State
You’ve seen documentary footage about people going on intensely-monitored propaganda tours where you just know it’s a facade. You may or may not have seen the occasional snapshot of the effects of the 1990s famine.
While groups of internet geniuses may pass once-confidential electronic documents from the relative safety of their own residences, a small group of people are secretly risking their own lives and the lives of their families by passing the items needed for bare survival in - and refugees and video footage of the horrors of “daily life” out of North Korea.
It also provides a haunting glimpse (as dated as this 2005 episode is) into what appears to be actual ‘resistance’ against the Kim Dynasty…as well as their constant flight from the long arm of Kim Jong-Il’s so-called “law” for the mere crime of putting up an angry poster.
Part 1 of 5.
(Note: A quick browse on wiki reveals this is the same show from British Channel 4 that broadcast the Undercover Mosque series, but this episode was produced by a different group. It is also the same show that featured ‘Gaza: The Killing Zone’ back in 2003 resulting in the death of James Miller. But this should not take away from this episode itself.)