FRONTLINE: Secret State of North Korea

FRONTLINE: Secret State of North Korea

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of AFP Photo/KCNA

FRONTLINE goes inside the “Secret State of North Korea” to explore life under the world’s youngest dictator, Kim Jong-Un.

Just two years in the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un is the world’s youngest dictator, ruling one of the world’s most isolated countries. Like his father and grandfather, he wants to maintain tight control over what North Koreans see of the world — and what the world sees of North Korea. But with unique access, FRONTLINE goes inside the secret state to explore life under its new ruler and to investigate the enigmatic “Morning Star King” as he tries to hold onto power.

Using new footage smuggled from inside and never-before-told stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, FRONTLINE: Secret State of North Korea, airing Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV, offers a rare glimpse of how some North Koreans are defying authority in a country where just being caught with illegal DVDs could mean immediate imprisonment.