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Synopsys Of Inside North Korea By National Geographic

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I found the movie “Inside North Korea” disturbing, intriguing and disappointing. The movie follows National Geographic correspondent Lisa Lang as she accompanies Dr. Ruit, a famed Nepalese eye surgeon while doing cataract surgery in North Korea. He does 1000 surgeries in 10 days, while training North Korean surgeons. The camera crew is there on the pretext that they are just filming the doctor and the work he is doing there. Lisa Lang and her crew, film North Korea and its citizens from the inside and offer a rare look at North Korea. Kim Jong Il is known as the “Dear Leader”. He is an absolute dictator; he in essence is the state, with absolute power. The people of North Korea are taught and trained to adore, almost worship him. They are not allowed cell phones and there is no internet or ...view middle of the document...

The North Korean’s are on average 22 pounds lighter and 8 inches shorter that the South Koreans. They are genetically almost identically, virtually the same diet and similar resources. The reason for the severe difference in health is the way the country is run. North Korea has the world’s largest flagpole, in a town that is built of buildings that are just façades. The country is an extreme example of isolationism. North Korea would not be able to exist if it was not for the work camps. These are camps for any dissenters of the government, they are designed for not just for any who question the resign but also their family. North Korea uses the work camps to scare its citizens into loyalty. Korea was invaded by Japan in 1910 and ended 1000 years of Korea as a sovereign nation. The Japanese lost rule in World War II, the country was split between the Americans in the South and the Communist Russians in the North. The Korean War started in 1950 because the North was trying to expand into the South. The fighting stopped in 1953 but never officially ended because there has never been a peace treaty.
I found the film very disappointing because after the patients received their sight they bowed and gave gratitude and praise to Kim Jong Il, the Great Leader. I was expecting the film to have a message along the lines of how we as viewers can help change the conditions in North Korea. But it didn’t and then I realized that the film was not produced in Hollywood with the good winning and the bad loosing. This was a documentary on the conditions that exist in North Korea. I realized that there is not a happy ending to the stark conditions that exist in North Korea, just the rationalization that the freedoms I enjoy in America are not in all countries and may never be.

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