Inside North Korea Reviews
At various times I felt scared for the reporters considering how strictly they were being watched; it takes tremendous courage to willingly walk into such an autocratic environment. The extent to which North Korea holds enmity towards everything foreign to their country is surprising in this day and age. I found the interview with the North Korean defector, Ju Sung Il, to be particularly tragic. One little error caused a great deal of hardship and certainly placed a heavy burden upon him, especially since it had definitely affected his family as well. The only issue I had with this documentary was that it contained some rather irrelevant details.
After seeing the terrible conditions that North Koreans have to face yet still have no choice but to remain in their leader's iron grip for every moment of their lives, I am more appreciative of the government system we have here in the United States and the freedom it grants us. I now better understand how important it is for the United States to be active in aiding foreign countries. This documentary was both enlightening and moving; it effectively captures the true form of a country under authoritarian rule. For anyone who has doubts about foreign affairs, I highly suggest that you watch this.