Ep.06: Alternative Realities - Untold North Korea, Actor Pearl Mackie of Dr Who, Artist Charlotte Colbert
North Korea led by Kim Jong Un is seen as a chilling place. Censorship, political imprisonments, murders and a dictatorship makes it one of the most closed off places in the world. It's not often you hear about what life is really like for North Koreans. As part of their ‘Alternative Reality’ theme, Stance managed to track down a North Korean defector, who has resettled in Seoul. She spoke exclusively to Stance about what her life was like in North Korea, how she managed to escape, and the danger that this journey has involved. Chrystal and Heta speak to the Director of Liberty in North Korea who wants to shift the narrative back on to North Korea’s people.
Stance profiles the new lead actor in Dr Who - Pearl Mackie who plays Dr Who’s companion and is the first openly gay character in the show’s history. We find out more about her life, her influences and career ambitions.
We also meet rising star of the art world, Charlotte Colbert - her work is part of the Saatchi Gallery’s exhibition “From Selfie to Self Expression” - the world’s first exhibition exploring the history of the selfie from Velazquez to the present day.