North Koreans in Japan – Channel 4 (2023)

This video is a great place to start to gain some nuance on the situation in North Korea. After all, the underdevelopment and repressive state North Korea has today are a result of the Korean War, waged by the US.

The Korean war killed almost 1 in 5 North Koreans and destroyed every building more than 1 story tall. The indiscriminate bombing was truly horrific, and the war that split Korea gave both sides a horrible place to start from.

And for 35 years before that, Korea was badly exploited and brutalized as a Japanese colony. That’s what makes this video so insightful. It looks beyond the west’s perspective to show the everyday effects of the US intervention in Korea.