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WHY SLAVERY? North Korea's Secret Slaves: Dollar Heroes

Season 4 Episode 12 | 58m 42s | WETA Passport

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With the promise of payment and honor, thousands of North Koreans are sent abroad, only to find themselves under constant surveillance and working in harsh conditions - with wages transferred to the government. The film shows how the country and globalization have made a pact: underpaid workers toil for the dictator's nuclear program while the United Nations and the European Union look away.

Aired: 12/10/21 | Expires: 06/07/25 | Rating: TV-PG

Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.

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