North Korea Allows The First Western Show On Tv Ever

12.31.10 | Sarah Harnisch

  There was a very rare treat in Asia. A state t.v. broadcast of the first western film-- ever-- on North Korean t.v. They aired a broadcast of the british soccer film "Bend It Like Beckham." They say it showed multiculturalism, equality-- and tolerance. Ironically, those are stories communist North Korea won't ever air. Britain has been seeking to reach out to North Koreans through football (soccer), a sport that has connected the two nations since North Korea first sent a team to the world cup in England in 1966.