The Defector

The Defector

Escape From North Korea

Streaming Video - 2013
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Sook-ja is one of tens of thousands of North Koreans who have risked death to flee the abusive conditions of Kim Jong-un's regime, but her new life across the border is far from ideal. As an undocumented migrant, she may be exploited for labor or sold as a sex slave. If caught out as a defector she'll be sent back south and likely face imprisonment or even execution. Korean-Canadian filmmaker Ann Shin came to China to document the plight of North Korean defectors like Sook-ja, and learned that many pay human traffickers to smuggle them to safer locations in Asia. This program follows along as Shin, Sook-ja, and a trafficker named Dragon undertake a dangerous journey to Thailand, where Sook-ja can apply for asylum.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (71 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: Escape from North Korea


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