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Documentary trailer: Camp 14


Sam Roggeveen


8 November 2012 11:03

The use of animation brings to life the story of a North Korean defector who was born inside a 're-education camp'. The interviews with former North Korean prison guards look absolutely chilling.

If readers have details about where and when this film is due to be screened in Australia, please let me know; I can't find anything online. This synopsis courtesy of IMDB:

Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp. He was a child of two prisoners who had been married by order of the wardens. He spent his entire childhood and youth in Camp 14, in fact a death camp. He was forced to labor since he was six years old and suffered from hunger, beatings and torture, always at the mercy of the wardens. He knew nothing about the world outside the barbed-wire fences. At the age of 23, with the help of an older prisoner, he managed to escape. For months he traveled through North Korea and China and finally to South Korea, where he encountered a world completely strange to him.