National Geographic, a division of The Walt Disney Company, is to present the broadcast premiere of the two-hour documentary North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator in mid-January.
Produced by London-based 72 Films, the one-off special chronicles the life and reign of Kim Jong Un as the young leader attempts to turn around his nation’s fortunes.
The film features first-hand testimonies, intimate archival footage and rare interviews to paint an in-depth portrait of a fractured country while examining the turbulent rule and complex psychology of the Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un.
Featured interviews include conversations with Siti Aisyah, one of the assassins of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother; Kim Dong Chul, the longest-held American in North Korea; and with former childhood classmate João Micaelo, who recollects about visiting Kim in North Korea.
North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator will premiere on National Geographic on Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S. before rolling out globally in 172 countries and 43 languages.