Image source: Human Rights Foundation
The Interview has garnered immense attention thanks to the hacking attacks on Sony Pictures in order to thwart the release of the rather controversial movie. After Sony’s defiance of the hackers’ demand to not release the movie, a South Korean activist is planning to airdrop as many as 100,000 copies of The Interview into North Korea as part of a bigger campaign.
North Korean defector, Park Sang-hak, has announced that he is planning to distribute The Interview in the form of DVDs and USB drives in the communist nation. He is working with the US-based non-profit Human Rights Foundation, which will be financing the DVDs and USB drives. To ensure that the North Koreans will be able to understand the movie, it will also come with Korean subtitles.
While this is a rather bold move to defy the North Korean government, not many citizens of the nation has access to a computer, a media player, or even a television set. Perhaps there are more to the operation that what Park has announced, such as airdropping extra items such as portable media players in the operation.
The airdrop operation will be done covertly to avoid North Korea’s intervention sometime in late January.