KIMJONGILIATHE FLOWER OF KIM JONG IL By: Emily Berry
Overview Going inside North Korea: the world’s most isolated nation. North Koreans have been ruled by a totalitarian regime for sixty years . Titled after a flower created for Kim Jong Il, this film reveals the stories of survivors who escaped prison camps, famine and every kind of repression.
Human Nature Higher Love The Great Leader Kim Il Sung: The Sun President for Life The General Kim Jong Il: The Dear Leader 1950-1970 Kim Il Sung & Korean Workers Party rebuilt North Korea and established a Workers Paradise… Free from Oppression and Hunger
Physical Well Being Government Dictates Agricultural policies 1980’s Food Shortages begin 1994 Famine and Food Shortages have killed Millions 1995 Floods- Devastation and Starvation is Widespread Government orders Growth of Opium Estimated 3.5 Million Deaths
Safety Rules of Prison Camp -Any prisoner who does not do his best to complete the assigned work, will be presumed to have an attitude… -Any prisoner who steals or hides food… -Any prisoner who disobeys or does not obey diligently… -Any prisoner who tries to run away, or fails to report someone else’s attempted escape… …Will be executed by firing squad immediately
Informed Decision Making Prison Camp Schools Teach: How to Dig and Transport Coal How to Read and Write Korean Math: Addition and Subtraction only. Only Upper Class- Those Loyal to Kim Jong Il are Admitted to Music Conservatory.
Democracy • Ruled by Authoritarian Kim • Regime for Over 60 Years • Punishment for the Crimes • of Others • Supportive Propaganda is • Distributed to Citizens • 1995 North Korea Asks for • International Aid. The • Dynasty Demands Control: • 30- 70% of the 2.5 Billion • Aid is Diverted to Elite. • Humanitarian • Organizations withdraw in • Frustration
Economy Market is State Operated Most Products are Produced with Forced Labor Some Items are Exported:
Hollywood/Bias The Film is Accurate, but One Sided. There’s no Detailed Information about Policies, Acts or other Orders that Lead to Repression. Tyrants Believe They Are Doing Good, If Only They Can Do What It Is They Plan To Do. North Korea is an Unknown Isolated State. Intelligence Shows Government is Limiting Capabilities; However, Out Right Denial and Possible Threats Limit Outside Help and Resistance. Escapees Fear Returning or Speaking Out Against the Dynasty.