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

Season 4 Episode 12 | 58m 42s  | Video has closed captioning.

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

Expired: 02/10/23

Rating: TV-PG

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