KIMJONGILIA THE FLOWER OF KIM JONG IL By: Emily Berry. Overview. Going inside North Korea: the world’s most isolated nation. North Koreans have been ruled by a totalitarian regime for sixty years .
Going inside North Korea: the world’s most isolated nation.
North Koreans have been ruled by a totalitarian regime for sixty years .
Titled after a flower created for Kim Jong Il, this film reveals the stories of survivors who escaped prison camps, famine and every kind of repression.
The Great Leader
Kim Il Sung: The Sun
President for Life
Kim Jong Il: The Dear Leader
1950-1970 Kim Il Sung & Korean Workers Party rebuilt North Korea and established a Workers Paradise… Free from Oppression and Hunger
Government Dictates Agricultural policies
1980’s Food Shortages begin
1994 Famine and Food
Shortages have killed Millions
1995 Floods- Devastation and
Starvation is Widespread
Government orders Growth of
Estimated 3.5 Million Deaths
Rules of Prison Camp
-Any prisoner who does not do his best to complete the assigned work, will be presumed to have an attitude…
-Any prisoner who steals or hides food…
-Any prisoner who disobeys or does not obey diligently…
-Any prisoner who tries to run away, or fails to report someone else’s attempted escape…
…Will be executed by firing squad immediately
Prison Camp Schools Teach:
How to Dig and Transport Coal
How to Read and Write Korean
Math: Addition and Subtraction only.
Only Upper Class- Those Loyal to Kim Jong Il are Admitted to Music Conservatory.
Market is State Operated
Most Products are Produced with Forced Labor
Some Items are Exported:
The Film is Accurate, but One Sided.
There’s no Detailed Information about Policies, Acts or other Orders that Lead to Repression.
Tyrants Believe They Are Doing Good, If Only They Can Do What It Is They Plan To Do.
North Korea is an Unknown Isolated State.
Intelligence Shows Government is Limiting Capabilities; However, Out Right Denial and Possible Threats Limit Outside Help and Resistance.
Escapees Fear Returning or Speaking Out Against the Dynasty.