I just finished reading 'Without You, There is No Us' by Suki Kim. The book is about her time teaching English in North Korea. She also has a TED talk:
One story from the book that sticks with me is when Suki wanted her students to watch Harry Potter, which was a big deal for her students. The funny part was in the end, for all the repressive elements of the government in the air the entire time, it was the missionaries who said no and limited the viewing of the film. I felt so badly for the students who didn't get to watch the film. This is what this book's all about: feeling for the students trapped in a snow-globe world and knowing this is going on at this very moment. This isn't the past, this is now.