Ever wondered what North Korean TV looks like? Here’s an hours worth of it!
Published on Mar 19, 2017
Thank you /u/Weaselbane on reddit for the timestamps!
0:00 – Dance routine of women in uniform and combat boots, intersting in a 1940s-50s dance number movie sort of way
5:00 – Museum of something about westerners and spying equipment? The dangers of using commercial electronics, maybe using them to spy on you?
10:30 – Boy and mother being brainwashed by a (Catholic?) priest and then the priest kills the boy, obviously about how dangerous western religions are
18:30 – ode to the patriotic tractor? Ends in a reference to 1955
20:00 – Ebullient woman talking about making clothes, complete with lots of certificates of some sort commentary and scenes about making fabric and clothes.
29:30 – Rock mining. People drilling rocks, and rock being dumped as fill? I couldn’t tell if this was about the rock being used, or if it was about making a tunnel
35:00 – A bunch of images of people working, marching, doing things with a soundtrack of singing. Getting a little glazed eyed here. The Great Leader is shown directing some activities with great vigor.
37:45 – Something about the early earth and its creation, with comets raining down and life evolving, fossils. Cuts to animatronic dinosaurs in a museum. Ah, it is a museum on natural history.
48:00 – Two very young children playing a duet on the piano, they look to be 5-6.
51:00 – Child (8-10) dancing with a stick, somersaulting, spinning,
54:00 – Two very young children playing a duet on stringed instruments
56:30 – Young girl (8-10?) choir singing a song and playing harmonica, move over K-Pop, you’ve been replaced
58:30 – More very young kids, this time boys and girls, doing an outdoors dance and song routine
Browsing around on the net late at night yesterday, I found a link someone had posted to 4chan of a stream that could be added into VLC relaying back a seemingly hacked live feed of North Korean television. North Koreans only have working TV for 8 hours on the weekend (which, due to their strict 6 day workweek, is only one day) and 3 hours after 5PM on weekdays, other than that it gets completely shut off. I recorded about an hour of it to share. Enjoy!
Did you watch? How far in did you get? Yeah?! Awesome.
Can you imagine if that is all there was, except speeches and rocket parades? This is all they get over there.
But wait! There are some people in the prison country who’s minds have been turned as fanatically against the regime as the regime is against him. And us. There aren’t many of these incredible people, but there doesn’t need to be many. What do they do?
As you may know, lots of people risk their lives daily to escape the agony of the Kim. Most of them die. It is not a nice place. Well, the brave people I speak of are members of the club of successful escapees… those who didn’t wind up as slaves in China or arrested and sent back to be beaten to death. No, these people grab DVDs and players AND SNEAK BACK IN! Sorry to shout but I think these people are just indescribably delicious and if somebody ever gets rid of the fat little kid they should all get Nobel prizes, or something better, since I can’t really respect the Nobel like I did ‘til recently.