Back in February, the AP’s David Guttenfelder and Jean Lee were some of the first to begin uploading Instagram photos from inside the closed off country of North Korea. A rare look inside a normally very mysterious country, both of their Instagram accounts became the subject of many a headline.
Now, a few months later, the same two photographers are taking advantage of Instagram’s new video capabilities to give us rare, unfiltered, 15-second glimpses of life inside Kim Jong-un’s isolated country.
As with the first Instagram photos, the first videos reveal the same “curious, strangely beautiful, or melancholy details” the two photographers spoke of in February.
From a panoramic view of Pyongyang, to soldiers patrolling the demilitarized zone, to a restaurant worker adding up receipts while the TV behind her plays military videos, each clip opens a small window into the lives of North Korean citizens.