While much of the little that we know about North Korea has us aware that those within its confines know very little about the world outside, it’s safe to say that the mystery goes both ways. Saying that, we have been able to post a few features that showcases but a glimpse at what life is like-or at least looks like–within the Socialist state, but there’s still countless aspects and nuances that the rest of the world don’t know much about.
An hour-long preview of what North Koreans get to watch during their eight hours of allocated TV time.
With a rudimentary understanding that the country is ripe with propaganda, media is obviously the biggest catalyst in spreading this message, and while we can easily assume television programming within the country is back-to-back propaganda, we never really knew… until now. Thanks to a video that went viral, from 4chan to VLC, we now have an hour-long preview of what North Koreans get to watch during their eight hours of allocated TV time, only offered during the weekends. From dancing military women to reenactments on the ‘dangers’ of western religion, to a showcasing of building a tunnel (?), the watch can be taken as either a very boring hour of mundane TV, but for us, it’s in incredibly interesting portrayal of what’s been fed into the minds of those not knowing any better, as well as a small insight into the mindset of those creating such content. Watch it in the jump above.