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FRONTLINE / WORLD; Nigeria: The Road North; North Korea: Suspicious Minds; Iceland: The Future of Sound; FRONTLINE / WORLD; Nigeria: The Road North; North Korea: Suspicious Minds; Iceland: The Future of Sound

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Series
FRONTLINE / WORLD
Program
Nigeria: The Road North; North Korea: Suspicious Minds; Iceland: The Future of Sound
Program Number

104

Title

FRONTLINE / WORLD; Nigeria: The Road North; North Korea: Suspicious Minds; Iceland: The Future of Sound

Series Description

Originally developed by FRONTLINE producers in conjunction with public television stations KQED San Francisco and WGBH Boston, FRONTLINE/World launched in 2002 as a national public TV series that turns its lens on the global community, covering countries and cultures rarely seen on American television. FRONTLINE/World completed its final broadcast season in June 2010.

Program Description

NORTH KOREA: SUSPICIOUS MINDS For centuries, Korea’s policy of fervent isolationism earned the nation its nickname of “the hermit kingdom.” It’s a description that still rings true in today’s North Korea: Last year, just 150 Western tourists visited the Communist country, and with no Internet, cell phones or independent media, the nation remains shielded from most outside influences and information. In an offbeat, personal report, BBC reporter Ben Anderson and producer/videographer Will Daws take viewers through the DMZ and into North Korea by way of Seoul, South Korea, where they speak with recent North Korean defectors.

NIGERIA: THE ROAD NORTH In the wake of the Muslim-Christian rioting that forced the relocation of the Miss World pageant, Nigeria remains a country splintered by religion, ethnicity, and class. In a journey from the modern capital, Abuja, to the traditional Islamic villages of the north, FRONTLINE/World presents Nigeria in all its contradictions and pain—from the perspective of the country’s women. FRONTLINE/World reporter Alexis Bloom explores the causes of rioting, as well as the status of women in Nigeria. In a safe house, she meets Amina Lawal, the Nigerian woman condemned to death by stoning for adultery. Lawal’s death sentence triggered international protests and pageant boycotts by some Miss World contestants.

ICELAND: THE FUTURE OF SOUND Iceland, the remote, volcanic island in the North Atlantic, is producing some of the most sparkling, innovative pop music in the world. “Nordic rock is hot,” says FRONTLINE/World reporter Marco Werman, who travels to Reykjavik to take in the 2002 Iceland Airwaves Festival. “The music business pays serious attention to Iceland these days, and dozens of local bands are promoting their homemade CDs.” With Werman as guide, FRONTLINE/World viewers survey Iceland’s music scene, from Björk to Sigur Rós to the Apparat Organ Quartet—a quirky, up and coming band whose trademark sound comes from playing cast-off recycled electric organs.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Politics and Government
Protest and Public Advocacy
Peoples of East Asia
Peoples of West Africa
Music
Military Forces and Armaments
Social Issues - Violence
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Global Affairs
Social Issues
Creators
Anderson, Ben (Reporter)
Daws, Will (Producer)
Bloom, Alexis (Reporter)
Werman, Marco (Reporter)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; Nigeria: The Road North; North Korea: Suspicious Minds; Iceland: The Future of Sound; FRONTLINE / WORLD; Nigeria: The Road North; North Korea: Suspicious Minds; Iceland: The Future of Sound,” GBH Archives, accessed February 23, 2024, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F1905F3CB9E4BB98543C6D78DCC7A14.
MLA: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; Nigeria: The Road North; North Korea: Suspicious Minds; Iceland: The Future of Sound; FRONTLINE / WORLD; Nigeria: The Road North; North Korea: Suspicious Minds; Iceland: The Future of Sound.” GBH Archives. Web. February 23, 2024. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F1905F3CB9E4BB98543C6D78DCC7A14>.
APA: FRONTLINE / WORLD; Nigeria: The Road North; North Korea: Suspicious Minds; Iceland: The Future of Sound; FRONTLINE / WORLD; Nigeria: The Road North; North Korea: Suspicious Minds; Iceland: The Future of Sound. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F1905F3CB9E4BB98543C6D78DCC7A14
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