North Korea From a Passing Train

An American tourist traveling from Beijing, China to Pyongyang, North Korea pointed his camera out the train window to capture this rare 1-hour-long look at what North Korea looks like on the interior.

This was a propaganda tour that brings tourists to the country’s showcase cities and most fertile regions. […] I was mostly allowed to film openly because, again, it was of the best areas with the better fed and dressed elite population that the NK government wants the outside world to see — which is poor, yet not much worse off than Eastern Europe or China was in the late 1970’s. Don’t be fooled though, these images are not representative of most of North Korea. Look for hidden videos smuggled out to see how too many North Koreans live, with oppression, famine, orphans, and not to mention the 200,000 political victims living in soviet style Gulag camps.

(via Doobybrain)

  • jaasssoooonnnnn

    um. the video sure is truncated. what are you talking about?

  • Bas ter Beek

    I don’t want to rain our your parade, but a Dutch travel show got a permit (one of the very, very few) to record video in their country. There are no subtitles available but it still shows a rare glimpse of this strange country. 

  • Michael Zhang

    Hmmm… There was some confusion on our part. Removed that line, thanks :)

  • Rtibet420

     Here is one of the best video’s about No. Korea you will see.

  • Joey Duncan

    I don’t think he thought he was the “first” there are a bunch on youtubes. I think he just did it. 

  • Guest

    Same with the Canadian show, “Departures”

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