Filmed before the death of “The Dear Leader” Kim Jong-Il, we follow a Nepalese doctor dedicated to helping victims of cataract blindness in poor countries see again. In North Korea we see the handlers, inside the apartments, and the overall Orwellian society that is the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is. When the victims have their bandages removed and they can finally see, instead of thanking the Doctors (who have to bring their own equipment), they thank Kim Jong-Il as if he is God and vow to work even harder for him! People in North Korea are so isolated that most of them do not even know that a man has walked on the moon. North Korea despite a population of only 23 million, has the fourth largest army in the world although malnutrition though makes the average Nork solider considerably smaller then the average South Korean (ROK) soldier.
On August 15, 1962, American soldier Joe Dresnok defected to North Korea. Burdened by a failed marriage and a terrible childhood, he somehow felt that North Korea was the answer. There have been three other Americans who defected around that time to the DPRK. Two died there and a third, Charles Jenkins married to a kidnapped Japanese woman was able to relocate to Japan.