October 20, 2019
“Do you envy it?” Why North Korean movies urged the people to idealize city life
In DPRK culture, modern technology always means happiness
What has always startled me about North Koreans inside and outside their country is their remarkable adaptability to new technology. Progressists to the marrow of their bones, they seem to accept enthusiastically and unconditionally computer gadgets and pesticides, mobile phones and crystal meth, showing no sign of resistance or trace of conservatism. In the North Korean mindset, the old is bad,