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July 25, 2013 4:37 PM   Subscribe

The Defector: Escape From North Korea, an interactive documentary. The Trailer. via. Flash required. posted by the man of twists and turns (7 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Is the problem purely with my computer or connection? It takes up an unbelievable amount of processing power while stuttering and often grinding to a complete halt. Which is a shame, because it seems like there is interesting content that would be worth experiencing?
posted by Dumsnill at 6:05 PM on July 25, 2013

It was also taking me a really long time to get through it. What I did see was rather disturbing.
posted by A Bad Catholic at 6:50 PM on July 25, 2013

Too much, fills me with unending rage against NK's government and the fat kid with the bad haircut.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 11:32 PM on July 25, 2013

A provocative question I saw on Reddit today:

Are North Koreans living in the past or in the future?
posted by Rhaomi at 1:45 AM on July 26, 2013 [2 favorites]

I saw the title and thought (hoped?) it was a sequel to Pyongyang Racer, a "game" made entirely in North Korea.
posted by InsanePenguin at 4:16 AM on July 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

North Korea has never ceased to fascinate me. What intrigues me more is how North Koreans deal with the reality of the rest of the world once they escape the country that imprisoned, starved, and brainwashed them for so long.

I just remember that line O'Brien speaks in 1984 when he says, "The human mind is infinitely malleable." That country is not that novel made real.
posted by prepmonkey at 6:12 AM on July 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

I can't watch or read anything else about North Korea but I'm always glad when someone posts about it because there was a time when I didn't know about what was going on there and it's only because of the blue that I do.

I don't know what we can do as a country or people, but I think the more people who know what is going the better.

Sometimes I wish superheros were real because we obviously we have super villains.

Can we send Cory Booker to NK? He'd probably be able to do some sort of super hero thing. I am only sort of half kidding because I'm pretty sure neither diplomacy or war are the answer for NK and that it's a problem only someone like Superman or Professor Xavier can solve.
posted by sio42 at 8:48 AM on July 26, 2013

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