But the government of North Korea released a documentary this week in which Kim Jong Un is shown struggling to get the country’s economy back on track, which is being postponed due to coronavirus and international sanctions.
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The theme of this documentary is to show Kim’s commitment and hard work to the people. Rachel Minyong Lee, a fellow of the 38 North program at the Stimson Center in Washington, told AFP.
In this video, Kim is shown riding a white horse. It is a prominent symbol of Kim’s family and royal rule.
“I don’t think we need to focus too much on the horse scene,” says Lee. It has little to do with North Korea’s recent missile test launch.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un intensified efforts to modernize his regime’s military despite rising food prices and starvation after talks with the US stalled.
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Professor Yang Moo Jin of the University of North Korean Studies says, “This documentary tries to present the human face of Kim Jong Un and portrays him as a leader who loves his people very much and Sometimes one gets tired due to hard work.”
Preparations are underway in North Korea for the 80th birthday celebrations of former leader Kim Jong Il in February, as well as the 110th birthday of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung in April.
Yang explains, “Shots of Kim riding a white horse remind viewers that he is a descendant of Kim Il Sung, who is held in high esteem.”
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