This Is What It's Like Inside North Korea's Luxury Ski Resort | Short Film Showcase

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Get a glimpse of what life is like in North Korea, a country rarely seen by foreigners. Britain's fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow is our guide around the DPRK’s capital city Pyongyang before he heads up to the slopes of Masikryong. Follow filmmaker Jackson Kingsley on Twitter at @cinematicamedia. Jackson Kingsley: Twitter: ➡ Subscribe: ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: #NationalGeographic #NorthKorea #ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at Get More National Geographic: Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Britain's fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow is our guide around the DPRK’s capital city Pyongyang before he heads up to the slopes of Masikryong. Follow filmmaker Jackson Kingsley on Twitter. This Is What It's Like Inside North Korea's Luxury Ski Resort | Short Film Showcase National Geographic

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Tuusula JoTe : This video is produced by National Geographic, thanks to our Marshall Kim Jong-un

clash with my clan awn : Every time someone spoke, thanks to our Marshall king Jun un.

a meme duck : if he talks smack about north korea, national geographic won't be allowed to film in nk anymore.

Ankh Morpok : It’s so sad that 99% of ordinary North Koreans will never be able to enjoy the ski resort or the hotel because they are not allowed there and couldn’t afford it. Most North Koreans aren’t even allowed to live in Pyongyang. Movement is controlled. Only the ‘loyal’ categorised population get to move around and even then it’s restricted. People categorised as ‘wavering’ or ‘disloyal’ simply because of what their great grandfather may have done or not done during the Japanese occupation are denied basic rights. It is a farce.

Yer : Hmmm, every single person interviewed thanked their leader for the ski resort. That's some hella scary screwed up, propaganda.

Marco R : 9:57 are we not gonna talk about that guy walking but not moving

Aaron Thomas : "All animals are equal... some are just more equal than others".....

Xnate13X : This tourist ad was sponsored by Kim Jong-Un.

Sascha : someone once compared north korea and pyeonyang to the country from the hunger games and the capital and i don't think they're wrong tbh

Joshua Jones : "We got to see how they lived." No, you didn't. Every tour is scripted right down to who you meet. Find video of a "tour" from a decade ago, and you'll see the exact same thing.

Joel Sexton : Great propaganda! I'm sure the dear leader is very happy.

Luke P : Lol I love how they show the 5 only Destroyed American vehicles they have captured

phil Mc : And this was prob all build by slaves, from the concentration camps just a few miles up there

Teirdalin : 9:58 I think that robot is having an error in the background. That or they forgot to put the movement tween on that edited in person.

Yan Jam : *the only people there are the guides.*

Larcoal2 : Nice, but ask to see the prisoned families next time. Not so nice.

Bostmalone : Brainwashed.exe

Methamphetameme : *Next Video:* This Is What It's Like Inside North Korea's Slave Camps

itscold : They invited you so you could ski on their slopes and they took pictures of you going down so they can photoshop Kim Jong Un on your head so everyone in North Korea would know he's the best at snowboarding.

CanDyPoiSon : Conclusion: Everything is fake.

Volcanic Ruby : 9:58 whats is that guy doing in the background lol.

Lilljacob : I'm a big fan of the concentration camps, Marshall Kim Jong-un really shows his love.

Unlicensed Memes : The numerous videos on youtube of people "seeing inside North Korea" don't give any real insight at all to the truth of this country. In fact, it gives a false reality to what North Korea is really like. People are only allowed in Pyongyang and then they are taken on planned routes and visiting planned buildings with planned people inside who have planned emotions and activities. For all we know the VAST majority of North Korea's population could be very miserable and ignorant of anything outside their country. These are the most unfree people in the world and shows like this are not helping them and are potentially hurting their chances to be free of their "possible" oppression.

Cassandra Bankson : *I was wondering hiw this guys vlog look so epic, and then I realized I was watching National Geographic.*

disco07 : I would rather live in poverty on the streets of America than live anywhere in North Korea.

Michael Swisher : Maybe I'm overthinking it or I am a bit too sensitive on the subject but isn't it a bit shameful that national geographic is knowingly helping the North Korean regime spread propaganda? They know what they couldn't show and even said it at the end of the film. I'm sorry but I find this disturbing.

Dave Suich : Wow, so the snowboarding is good AND North Korea is the only country in the world where marijuana is legal... I'm packing my bags right now.

Jonathan Waight : Foreign visitors are only allowed in certain parts of the country where the administration orchestrates an elaborate showing of what makes NK "good". You will only see what they want you to see, hear what they want you to hear, and go where they want you to go. Tour guides are trained well to give the appearance of a healthy and prosperous socialist state.

SuzukaYuiMoa : They didn't take you guys to see the concentration camps then?

David Lozano : 9:58 you can see one of the robots malfunction and walk in place behind him!

x0234dsx : f that. i wouldn't give a single penny to a government that treats its public as cattle. probably worse than cattle. people are sent to harsh prisons for not clapping loud enough for the leader

MainUkraine : Is it just me or does anyone else feel like all the people he ran into were paid actors? Why would there be people at the bottom on the bunny slopes but not actually skiing on the mountain? Also everything was basically empty except for the employees at the resort and hotels he stayed at except the people who were dancing in the streets but that seems all setup.

Nick Stiver : "The demilitarized zone, the most heavily militarized border in the world "

Marco Venustus : That resort is empty. It was apparently made just to impress the rest of the world.

dujfraz : It seems like Stepford Wives, except it's an entire country.

petit bobby : tro fun la corée du nord sa donne envie d'y aller pour les vacances mamen

Lucifer The Bass Dragøn : I love how the most militarized border is called "De-militarized"

Baxter Bear : I love how he is flying on air koryo and not knowing that is like the most dangerous airline and it is 1 star

OutdoorsTV : *jumps fence at ski resort* life in prison

Joseph Miller : The haircut options, EVERY one looked like Kim Jong Dung!

Marvin Lashley : "Always someone helping you"... No, there is always someone WATCHING you!

Steve Tierney : All that luxury and nobody there. Socialism, eh?

Prof. Hilary L. Chow FRAS : I went to North Korea a few months ago, stayed at the same hotel. We were allowed to go out of the hotel on our own, and my photo wasn't inspected upon departure. I even got away with not bowing to Kim Yat-sing and his wife. As a Hongkonger, I was singled out from the beginning, and the Korean guides' first response to any of my questions asked in Mandarin was if I was "Han" (we don't speak Mandarin in Hong Kong, that's why my accent and fluency were clearly different to them). It's really not as secretive as it may seem. But it's quite boring and there's nothing much to see. I also had an upset stomach the whole time (the medication I bought there did fix it though).

Christian Overkaemping : What you saw is real. The people were real and they did what they always do. The reason it looks so nice is that only the priviliged are allowed to live in the capital. So it looks like a rich environment because it is actually one, only the elite lives there. Since you never really leave the capital region you never see the poverty and distress the people are in

5 Kronor : *THANKS TO OUR KIM*

chochopav : 6 min out of 13 on Pyong Yang and the DMZ...

sean wise : this was painful to watch

CORNEL STAN : This guy has NO talent in doing documentary movies ! He just copied whatever other doing! Nothing new, just descriptive !

Jake : This video reminded me of the rich who were parting in Berlin in 1944. Parties, food, laughter. While not too far away millions were starved like cattle, then killed and thrown away.