North Korea: Inside the Hermit Kingdom

Dr. Bob Beatty of Washburn University is granted the rare opportunity to visit North Korea and see the Great Leader himself! This documentary film peeks behind the dark curtain surrounding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) - a dynastic one-party communist dictatorship closed off from the rest of the world. Granted unique filming access to such sites as the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun and the Arirang Mass Games Festival; the film examines the history, culture, propaganda and political situation inside "the Hermit Kingdom."



Written Produced and Narrated by:

Bob Beatty, Ph.D.


Directed and Edited by:

Lyall Ford


Assistant Producers:

Ben Faires

Blake Hopper


Assistant Editor:

Josh Cannon


Photography/Videography by:

Bob Beatty

Dave Pomeroy


Website Designer:

John Paul


Production Coordinator:

Dale Rusche


Executive Producers:

Bob Beatty, Ph.D.

Brenda White


Archival Footage Courtesy of:

Asia News International (ANI)

DPRK Korean Film

Eric Draper, White House Photo Office

Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)

Korean Central Television (KCTV)

National Aeronautic and Space Administration


United Nations

United Nations World Food Program



Special Thanks:

Chad Beatty

Lynn Cress

Erik Crouch

Sean Davis

Kendrick Evans


Megan Ford, Esq.

Toni Lewis

Erin Manuel

JuliAnn Mazachek

Lauren Mills

Dale Rusche

Becky Smith

Ginger Spivey

Laura Stephenson

Jim Tagliareni

Lloyd Slapar

Val VanDerSluis

Julie Velez

Jeremy Wangler

Frances Wadsworth

Brenda White

Eugene Williams

Baili Zhang


This production was made possible

through assistance and support from:



Washburn University College of Arts and Sciences

Washburn University Information Technlogy Services

Washburn University Department of

Political Science

Washburn University Vice President of

Academic Affairs Office


A production of the

Information Technology Services

and Political Science

departments at

Washburn University,

CC BY 3.0, 2018.

Some rights reserved.

Production Photos

Arch of Reunification statue
Arch of Triumph, North Korea
Juche tower, north korea
Chollima statue, North Korea
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