A documentary about a South Korean girl finding friendship with a North Korean. She realizes that they have more in common than what the media tells them. Produced by the Korean National University of Arts.
Video — 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
This film, shot mostly covertly, shows a regime where 20 million people live in poverty, some on the brink of starvation, while the former dictator Kim II Sung and his son built extravagant monuments to reflect their power. The film crew was not allowed to interview people at random and those selected to speak gave an idealized image of the regime. Includes footage shot secretly by a Chinese relief organization which attests to a generation dying from starvation and disease, and suffering terrible human rights abuses. The film includes interviews with refugees from North Korea and also looks at efforts at re-unification between the North and South, with footage of family reunions and the efforts of Hyundai founder Tsjoen Joe Jung, who is working to ease the way to reunion.