Inside North Korea’s Dynasty: Series 1
Inside North Korea’s Dynasty is the ultimate story of a family’s power, and the relationship among a father, son and grandson.
Part 1: Kingdom of the Kims
For decades, Korea and its people labor 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.
Part 2: Son of God
Unpacking the unique Kim father-son relationship further, “Son of God” tracks the decline of Kim Il Sung and the rise of his son, Kim Jong Il.
Part 3: Nuclear Family
Nuclear Family begins as the Cold War ends, when North Korea loses Soviet patronage and the economic support and security that had sustained the country for nearly half a century.
Part 4: Rocket Man
The final episode starts with the death of Kim Jong Il and the rise of the new leader of North Korea – his son, Kim Jong Un, taking power at the age of 28. Using exclusive interviews, firsthand testimony and expertly curated archive, this episode charts Un’s reign from 2011 to present day, and delves into how Un consolidated power.