February 4th, 2013
The official trailer for THE DEFECTOR: ESCAPE FROM NORTH KOREA, a feature and TV documentary that follows the perilous journey of Sook-Ja and Yong-hee who escape North Korea and meet with Dragon – a broker who guides North Korean defectors to their freedom. Dragon smuggles North Korean defectors across borders for a living, and his latest undercover trip with Sook-Ja and Yong-hee takes an unexpected turn when they are left stranded in China. This is just the start of an extraordinary 5,000 km journey. Their escape reflects the reality of tens of thousands of North Koreans currently in hiding in China. Filmed undercover by a Korean-Canadian filmmaker, Ann Shin gets intimate access with these 3 individuals in this dramatic POV film. Beautifully shot, with a compelling high-stakes story, THE DEFECTOR poses broader questions around human rights and the pursuit of freedom.
THE DEFECTOR will also be released online as a first-person POV interactive web documentary, enabling audiences to experience first-hand what it’s like to be a defector. Canadian film audiences will have opportunities to see THE DEFECTOR in upcoming festivals and broadcast on TVO, Canal D and CTS in 2013.
The Defector official trailer
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