Saturday, March 16, 2013

Shocking Undercover North Korean News Video

Undercover North Korean News Video

Here is a very shocking undercover video of the DPRK filmed by some freelance North Korean journalists working for Asiapress in December 2012 for Japanese TV. Below the video, we have provided an accurate English translation of the narrative. Viewer discretion is very strongly advised.



00:00 Close to the border with China, in Hyesan, Ryanggang province in this video filmed just last month there a lot of people waiting at a bus stop. Then a very crowded bus stops and the people try to get on it but they cannot as it is too jammed packed. Then the bus took off in order to shake off the people hanging onto the outside.

00:37 Then we see the market place of Hyesan. Here rice, meat and colorful shoes are being sold. It is said that there is a food shortage even though there is so much in the market. It appears to be a rich market supporting the residents' lifestyles. This is the way of living for these people in the countryside. These are the first favorable scenes that we have seen since Kim Jong Un became the leader of the DPRK.

01:17 However, looking closely we also see many homeless children or "Kochebi" with vacant looks sitting or walking around the market. And then we see a very young child lying on the ground in front of a white wall. It looks like the child has fallen. But the people walk by without looking and showing no surprise. Then the photographer says that this child has been dead for the past three days.

02:04 Then we go inside to meet some of the people from Hyesan. One young girl says that the number of homeless children in the market and at the train station is increasing. She also says that there are many people dying. So many that she can't count them.

02:19 Then we see an elementary school in Sinuiju, North Pyeongan province. The sign at the entrance to the school building says "Thank you beloved Dear Leader Kim Jong Un." And then on a sign in the central square of the city we see this slogan "Let's unconditionally carry out Comrade Kim Jong Un's orders very thoroughly." Here the aim is to increase the authority of the First Secretary Kim Jong Un.

02:58 And then in the square there are some older women selling food. "Grandmother what do you have?"
"Some vegetables and bread."

03:13 Then we took a brief look at some of the town's other activities. "For the wealthy who have been living a good lifestyle from long ago, things have become better. But for common people like us, things have gotten much worse."

03:33 "In the current trading system, clampdowns have increased in all aspects. Further government tightening is also restraining the movement of people. The flow of goods gets stopped on the road and that hurts business."

03:49 And here at Sinuiju train station many people are importing goods from China to Pyongyang. People are walking one after another towards the station but these policemen are controlling the movement of the people and the goods. 04:05 "HEY YOU! GET OUT OF HERE! GET OUT OF HERE!" yelled a station employee wearing a red arm band. These officials are controlling the traffic of citizens and supplies.

04:35 In North Korea there is not enough electricity so often the schedule of the railways gets disrupted. Because of that problem the government has ordered that the movement of people and goods to be strictly controlled.

04:51 Here is news video journalist Ishimaru Jiro who has obtained a series of videos of the DPRK. "The majority of people in North Korea now are involved in trading activities so that they can keep eating. With all of these strict regulations, business gets slowed down and, in short, cash decreases. There is a lot of rice and other goods available in the markets, but without money, no one can buy them."

"In summary, people who do not have access to food cannot continue living."

05:19 In the current system there is a gap widening between the people who don't have and the people that have government power. 05:29 Here is a look at one day on the outskirts of Sinuiju. "What are you throwing away?" asks the photographer. "Grains of rice are falling," the old woman says. In the rice fields, there are some other people looking for grains of rice. This is another look at the widening gap between the residents. In the end, another old woman complains of not finding anything.

05:54 Arrests are severe and everyone's lifestyle is agonizing. What can this youngster in his 20s do? The only thing they (the government) are good at is making people suffer.

06:12 There is a common question of who are these "Kochebi" wandering the streets?

06:15 In the morning we saw another homeless child. He was wearing an adult-sized jacket and dragging a bag. He stood still and stared into the camera when next to the photographer. The photographer then gave him an ice candy and told him not to say anything about his camera. Then the photographer asked him "At your house, are both your father and mother gone?" He answered "Yes".

06:52 The widening gap between people in North Korea. Where will all of this end up going to?

UPDATE: 3-20-13 The situation in the DPRK is now being reported by independent and underground news networks as very critical and at least one food riot was averted in one major city. Watch for updates in the comments section.

See also:

North Korean Comic Jugglers Live Show (filmed in the DPRK)

The Making of "Nothing To Envy" Film

'The Defector' Film Premieres at IDFA

Premiere of "Camp 14 - Total Control Zone"

North Korean Concentration Camp Drawings

14 comments:

  1. Multiply the above stories by tens of thousands and we probably get close to seeing the whole picture of the North. Unreal.

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  2. OMFG! I can't believe what I just watched.

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  3. Hey, you promised "NSFW", grrr. Where are the p0rn pix Best Korea's NSFW titties?!

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  4. HAHAHA!!! Thank you Mr. Maximus. Well, did you know that Best Korea also has BEST BROTHELS!!! w00t! w00t! \(^0^)/

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  5. What in the name of loving fuck did i just witness????...do i like it or not or...do i have a choice...That video just destroyed my entire perception of reality...(TILT!)

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  6. North Korea is going to end up exterminating itself in a nuclear fire.

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  7. Wot Da Fuq? I never realized that things were so bad up there. Damn what a depressing place.

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  8. North Korea: It's like a tragic comedy with a very long and slow ending. Dude I just found this off the hook hiliarious clip of the North Korean Army here http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=66f_1363271575

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  9. It's amazing that there is an active independent journalist network filming such scenes in North Korea now. The Associated Press has an office in Pyongyang. So how come they can't do this? Is the AP really what it says it is anymore? Go Asia Press! This is real news from real journalists.

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  10. 북한은 제일 좋은 한국 이다한국

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  11. Here is a recent update about how chaotic and desperate things are now becoming up North:

    "North Korea: Comment. The Daily NK contains two articles, based on reporting from contacts in North Korea, that describe the living and food availability conditions during the national mobilization exercises in progress."

    "They confirm that a partial mobilization of manpower has occurred since 11 March, unlike any in a long time. The only work teams still functioning are those devoted to goods for the armed forces. Production teams that make goods for civilians are participating in or are supporting the training."

    "Food allocations are based on production output by workers. Closure of a production line for military training terminates food allocations for the workers on that line. Mobilized workers are fed by the army but their families at home must fend for themselves or receive special allocations from the government or pilfered food from the army."

    "The contacts in North Korea report serious food shortages among the families of the mobilized workers, some of whom have threatened protests. In one major city on the China border, the government made a special allocation to avert a riot."

    "There are many hardships to living in North Korea, but food shortage is a category of hardship that has prompted public riots in the past that required troops to suppress. Government action to avert them by limited food allocations is an indication of the gravity of the internal situation. The leadership cannot afford to divert military resources to riot control when it is risking general war."

    "What the reports confirm is that the exercise is a high cost activity because no civilian trade goods are being produced and food is dedicated to the military first. The economic and social costs described in the articles indicate the exercise is more than just training. It is rehearsal and preparation for an action that risks a wider conflict."

    "The end of China's National People's Congress removes one powerful political constraint on North Korean decision making. The next two or three weeks require special vigilance because of the extent of the North Korean exertions already expended and because spring planting usually starts in April."


    Continued...

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  12. Look at what you see and realize that this is the planned future for all of the world by the elites. NK is hated because they went independent rather than Kim taking a lower status in the Rothschild global empire.

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  13. A dead child lying on the street for three days like a dead dog on the side of a highway made me cry. God please help them.

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  14. Your subtext is that the DPRK regime must go. But I doubt that China will sit idly by should one of the last Marxist-Leninist regimes collapse and there's the possibility of a united, non-Communist Korea.

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