All posts tagged: Documentary

[Documentary] North Korea’s Secret Slaves: Dollar Heroes

The Why, A Danish public media agency, has released an investigative documentary into North Korean slavery labourers in the world – in Poland, Russia, Norway, and China. It is currently available for viewing on national outlets (on NPO in the Netherlands, for example) The film will be released worldwide on their project page (Why Slavery) on December 2nd, 2018. Here is a 5-minute version edit of the documentary The film has also been screened at the European Parliament (9 Oct 2018), and at the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (18 Oct 2018). Updated: Here is the full-length film (59 minutes).   References Dollar Heroes – Valuta voor de dictator (Dutch language version) North Korea’s Secret Slaves: Dollar Heroes NPO, 7 Feb 2018 59 minutes https://www.npostart.nl/2doc/07-02-2018/VPWON_1252782 https://www.2doc.nl/documentaires/series/2doc/2018/februari/dollar-heroes.html Noord-Koreaanse dwangarbeiders bouwden mee aan Nederlandse schepen (en hun loon ging naar Kim Jong-un) North Korean Slave Lavourers build Dutch ships (And their salary goes to Kim Jong-Un De Correspondent, 6 Feb 2018 https://decorrespondent.nl/7907/noord-koreaanse-dwangarbeiders-bouwden-mee-aan-nederlandse-schepen-en-hun-loon-ging-naar-kim-jong-un/77495811184-12f86c2b

“For Vagina’s Sake” (2018)

“For Vagina’s Sake” is a documentary where women of all ages from South Korea and beyond gather to discuss what it means to menstruate, how to menstruate well, and why it has been taboo to discuss an everyday event. The film also shows the ingenious ways women have dealt with menstruation and menstruation products. Kim Boram, a first-time director, wanted to find the answers to a simple question: “Why do we use different menstrual products?”. Throughout her two-year shooting period, Kim learns how different women use different products: the sanitary pad reigns supreme in South Korea, while a Dutch woman has never used a pad but instead has used tampons since her first bleeding, one woman has not had her period for years thanks to an IUD, and others discover the menstrual cup. Women of different ages talk about how they dealt with or currently deal with their own periods. Older generations of women in South Korea tell youngsters how they used to deal with cloth pads: soaking the in their own urine, which also …