Inside North Korea’s Dynasty (2018): S01E03 – Nuclear Family

Introduction Inside North Korea’s Dynasty is the ultimate story of a family, its power, and the relationship among a father, son and grandson. Outline “Nuclear Family” begins as the Cold War ends – and North Korea has lost Soviet patronage, and with it, the security it guarantees and the economic support that has sustained the… Read More

Inside North Korea’s Dynasty (2018): S01E02 – The Son of God

Introduction Inside North Korea’s Dynasty is the ultimate story of a family, its power, and the relationship among a father, son and grandson. Outline Unpacking the unique Kim father-son relationship further, “The Son of God” tracks the decline of Kim Il Sung and the rise of his son, Kim Jong Il. Jong is an unlikely… Read More

Inside North Korea’s Dynasty (2018): S01E01 – Kingdom of the Kims

Introduction Inside North Korea’s Dynasty is the ultimate story of a family, its power, and the relationship among a father, son and grandson. Outline For decades, Korea and its people laboured under Japanese imperialist rule. But in 1912, in a small town outside Pyongyang, a child is born – Kim Il Sung, coinciding with an… Read More

Inside North Korea’s Dynasty Documentary Series Overview (2018)

Introduction Inside North Korea’s Dynasty is the ultimate story of a family, its power, and the relationship among a father, son and grandson. Outline With North Korea’s relations with the rest of the world at a new and unpredictable inflection point, National Geographic Documentary Films presents Inside North Korea’s Dynasty, a ground-breaking four-episode documentary series… Read More

On This Day … 28 February

Events 1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, with almost 106 million viewers. It still holds the record for the highest viewership of a season finale. M*A*S*H M*A*S*H is an American war comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. It was developed by Larry Gelbart as the first original spin-off… Read More

Tiger Spirit (2008)

Introduction Min Sook Lee brings us an emotion-charged journey into Korea’s broken heart, exploring the rhetoric and realism of reunification through the extraordinary stories of ordinary families. Outline This full-length documentary tells the story of modern Korea, a nation divided in half. The psychic scar shared by families divided during the Korean War in the… Read More

With the Canadians in Korea (1952)

Introduction A record of the living conditions and military operations of the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade during the Korean War. Outline This short documentary offers a record of the living conditions and military operations of the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade during the Korean War. The film briefly reviews the unfolding of the war and presents… Read More