“WITHOUT YOU, THERE IS NO US”: SUKI KIM’S MEMOIR ABOUT GOING UNDERCOVER IN NORTH KOREA

SUKI KIM

Suki Kim was born in South Korea to parents whose family had been separated by the Korean War. In the early 80s her father, a successful businessman, suffered a sudden financial reverse and went bankrupt, a “crime” that could have drawn prison time. She was woken in the middle of the night, shuttled off to […]

SONGS FROM THE NORTH : BEYOND THE CULT OF THE KIMS

SONGS FROM THE NORTH

North Korea is perhaps the most secretive, least-known country on earth. A totalitarian dictatorship, its cult of personality has elevated three generations of the Kim family, starting with Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), to the status of gods. . Soon-Mi Yoo, a professor of film and video at the Massachusetts College of Arts, grew up in […]