International observers have been predicting North Korea’s imminent economic implosion for over two decades. And yet, the country persists. How?
“Juche Strong” provides an answer. This film explodes the most pernicious misconceptions of the country and argues that the propaganda-fueled national ideology has played an integral role in its survival. The Kim regime has crafted a very specific national ideology designed to tap into the unique cultural and religious heritage of the Korean people.
The film is grounded in interviews with over a dozen prominent North Korean scholars. It also includes interviews with a North Korean defector now living in the United States and world-renowned evolutionary psychologist Jonathan Haidt. The director visited and filmed in North Korea in the summer of 2012.