Inside North Korea's Dynasty

Sunday 19 February 22:00 CAT

National Geographic
Inside North Korea's Dynasty

Next trasmissions on tv

  1. Sunday 19 February at 22:00 CAT

    Kingdom of The Kims

  2. Sunday 19 February at 22:50 CAT

    The Son of God

  3. Sunday 26 February at 22:00 CAT

    Nuclear Family

Synopsis

With North Korea's relations with the rest of the world at a new and unpredictable inflection point, National Geographic Documentary Films presents INSIDE NORTH KOREA'S DYNASTY, a groundbreaking four-episode documentary series that examines the extraordinary history of the world's only communist dynasty, three generations in the making. A year in production, INSIDE NORTH KOREA'S DYNASTY is the ultimate story of a family's power, and the relationship among a father, a son and a grandson. The series provides a look at the Kim dynasty more complex and comprehensive than ever attempted before, revealing the workings behind the formidable family dynamics at the heart of an extraordinary country. Viewers will be immersed in the family's dark and surreal story, bringing a fresh perspective on a nation ruled for over seven decades by one dynasty. Understand the family, and you understand how this country works.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Kingdom of The Kims

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    For decades, Korea and its people laboured under Japanese imperialist rule. But in 1912, in a small town outside Pyongyang, a child is born - Kim Il Sung, coinciding with an omen of imperialism's doom.

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    Sunday 19 February at 22:00 CAT
    On National Geographic
  • The Son of God

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    Unpacking the unique Kim father-son relationship further, 'The Son of God' tracks the decline of Kim Il Sung and the rise of his son, Kim Jong Il.

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    Sunday 19 February at 22:50 CAT
    On National Geographic
  • Nuclear Family

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    After the Cold War, Kim Jong Il takes complete control of the country and starts a nuclear weapons program. With the country's economy failing, his government makes counterfeit $100 bills.

    Next Showing
    Sunday 26 February at 22:00 CAT
    On National Geographic
  • Rocket Man

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    Final episode starts with the death of Kim Jong Il and the rise of the new leader of North Korea - Kim Jong Un, taking power at the age of 28. Rocket Man charts Un's reign from 2011 to present day.

    Next Showing
    Sunday 26 February at 22:50 CAT
    On National Geographic