North Korea (02:50)
Society is in a constant state of war readiness; most people will serve in the Korean People's Army during their early adult years. The Korean War is the catalyst for American hatred; children learn hatred at a young age.
Government Control (03:20)
Government minders monitor Will Ripley and his film crew throughout the country; high school kids share their perceptions of Americans. Ripley tours Songdowon International Children's Camp; North Korean society centers around its leaders.
Wonsan, North Korea (05:18)
Ripley travels to the city known for seafood, fishing, and missile launching; Kim Jong-un quickly advances missile and nuclear programs. North Koreans support their government's actions. The lights in Wonsan stay on 24 hours a day.
Demilitarized Zone (05:08)
Ripley passes through a countryside containing land mines and visits a souvenir shop containing anti-American items. He explains the DMZ and tries to find common ground with a North Korean soldier. A Kaesong resident wants to go to South Korea.
Pyongyang, North Korea (02:27)
Music plays throughout the city at 5:00 AM. The crew films Denis Rodman's arrival; officials lead American college student Otto Warmbier to a plane. Three Americans remain in North Korean custody.
North Hwanghae Province (06:25)
North Korea struggles to feed its people; 70% do not have a sufficiently diverse diet. Ripley visits a farm and a specially selected family home. The government tightly controls the media and news in North Korea.
Public Pyongyang (04:39)
Soldiers practice countless hours for demonstrations; women wave flags to motivate citizens. Kim Jong-un supports modern city buildings. Ripley visits a technology store; most residents can only access a state controlled intranet.
Pyongyang Consumerism (01:59)
Ripley visits a department store; China trades heavily with North Korea. Art in North Korea is state sanctioned. The consumer class grows and living standards improve.
Samjiyon County (08:23)
The crew flies aboard a plane that has been in use for 50 years to visit Mount Paektu. Ripley sees state propaganda, travels to a rural village, and visits a cabin slated as Gen. Kim Jong-il's birthplace. He considers the future.
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