The Founder of VICE travels for 15 hours by train to finally arrive in Siberia and investigate logging camps that are using North Korean slave labor. Filmed in December 2011, it is shocking to see that this sort of thing still happens in Russia long after Communism has fallen. The documentary paints a stark picture of the relationship between Kim Jon Il and modern day Russia: their partnership has outlasted Communism in Russia. In part 1 of the documentary, we meet Russian alcoholics on a train on our way to Siberia.
Once arriving in Siberia, the next goal is to locate the labor camps. Kim Jon Il has set up labor camps in Russia to help fuel money back to the impoverished nation. To find the camps, our hosts make friends with the local mafia known as “The Fish.” Although these are labor camps with sub standard working conditions, the workers admit that life was harder in North Kore
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