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Nat Geo Presents Inside North Korea’s Dynasty


National Geographic Documentary Films has lined up Inside North Korea’s Dynasty, a four-episode documentary series that examines the history of the world’s only communist dynasty.

The series looks at the Kim dynasty, revealing the workings behind the family dynamics. From 72 Films (Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents, Trump: An American Dream), and with the directing team behind Emmy Award-winning LA 92 serving as editorial consultants, Inside North Korea’s Dynasty explores the motivations and personalities of the hereditary communist state, combining expert insight, firsthand testimony and one of the largest collections of archival footage related to the Kim dynasty assembled for broadcast.

The series is set to premiere with back-to-back episodes on November 11 and 18 on National Geographic in the U.S. and globally in 171 countries and 43 languages.

“National Geographic was clear from the start—they wanted a definitive documentary on the Kim dynasty, unlike anything produced before,” said 72 Films. “We immersed ourselves in this project for a year, looking through archives that have not been viewed in decades and interviewing almost 50 people with perspectives that could shed light on this dynasty. Going in via the family was a fresh way to unlock North Korea. All three leaders are fascinating in their own right. They have all chosen to use their extraordinary power in different ways. The result is a film that is as unique in scope and depth as it is in insight and relevance.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.


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