The Defector: Escape From North Korea

The Defector: Escape From North Korea

By Ann Shin

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2013-06-01
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 10min
  • Director: Ann Shin
  • Production Company: Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund
  • Production Country: Canada
  • iTunes Price: GBP 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 0.99
6.2/10
6.2
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Dragon smuggles North Korean defectors across borders for a living, but his latest undercover trip with Sook-Ja and Yong-hee takes an unexpected turn. He abandons them in China, halfway through the journey, putting their dramatic escape plan into question. Their perilous journey reflects the reality of tens of thousands of North Koreans currently in hiding in China, and the human smugglers who risk their own freedom and their lives. Filmed undercover by a Korean-Canadian filmmaker, Ann Shin gets intimate access with these three individuals in this POV film that explores universal questions about human rights, smuggling and the pursuit of freedom. Winner of the Canadian Academy of Screen & Television awards for 2014 Best Documentary and 2014 Best Documentary Director.

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