Commentary on Vice Guide’s Trip to North Korea

North Korean Basketball Team with the Harlem Globetrotters (Screengrab from Vice)

North Korean Basketball Team with the Harlem Globetrotters (Screengrab from Vice)

Vice’s documentary on their high-profiled trip to North Korea aired on HBO Friday, June 14th. As they ticked another episode to their list of sensational journalism, North Korea is considered a bit like the holy grail for journalists since information is so restricted. The show’s running time was 30 minutes which seemed a bit ambitious for a trip that made headlines with Dennis Rodman as part of the traveling crew. The show did end up to seem quite a mirage of video footage, interviews, and monologues all jammed up every second. An extended version of the trip would be worthwhile to watch.

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