February 24, 2024

New North Korean film stresses military path after standing up to U.S. in 2019

2.5 hr propaganda film recounts Kim’s 2019 summits, economic and military visits, and DPRK’s self-reliant “new path”

A new two-and-a-half-hour-long film airing daily on North Korean television since last Friday tells the official story of leader Kim Jong Un’s 2019 summits with foreign leaders as well as numerous economic and military inspections, emphasizing the country’s “new path” in rejecting talks with the U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump is featured in back-to-back segments early in the film on his meetings with Kim in Hanoi in February and at the inter-Korean border in late June, with the narrator and editing depicting scenes where Kim stood up to Trump, rejected U.S. offers, and was ultimately “convinced” of the country’s shift to its "new strategic line."