'We no longer have to take anybody’s word for the suffering of ordinary people in the world’s most isolated country. The barely believable, sometimes harrowing footage in last night’s North Korea: Life inside the Secret State enabled us to see it with our own eyes.'
'Heart-rending accounts of oppression and poverty are presented alongside inspirational examples of human courage'
'This is an enormously important historical document of a regime potentially at a tipping point'
Rory Peck Judging Panel
This BAFTA-nominated film for Channel 4 lifts the lid on the world's most secretive and repressive state.
Thanks to the digital revolution, Kim Jong Un can no longer keep the world from seeing the reality of life in North Korea - and just as importantly, he can't stop his own people from discovering that everything they have been told about the outside world is lies.
With unique access to astonishingly brave teams of undercover film-makers, Dispatches investigates the information revolution that is ending North Korea's sixty years of isolation.
Nominated for a BAFTA in the Current Affairs category.
Nominated at the One World Media Awards in the Television category.
Nominated for a Rory Peck Award.
Finalist at the Ilaria Alpi Award.
Shortlisted for Grierson Award - Best Current Affairs Documentary.
Producer/Director: James Jones
Editor: Todd Downing
Executive Producer: David Henshaw