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Shadows and Whispers: The Struggle of North Korea's Refugees

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Documentary, filmed in the northeast mountains of China, that examines the desperate circumstances of North Korean refugees who have illegally crossed the border into China to escape famine conditions which have existed in North Korea since 1995. As many as 800,000 have crossed into China in search of food, most soon returning to their own country. Those who have chosen to stay endure dire conditions, forced to hide in caves, under floorboards, in basements, or on the streets.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Seoul Train

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"Today, there are an estimated 250,000 North Korean refugees living underground in China. They escaped a food crisis and other persecutions at home that have claimed the lives of approximately 3 million in the past 10 years. The Chinese Government -- in direct violation of international laws to which it's a party -- systematically arrests and forcibly repatriates hundreds of these refugees each month. Defecting from North Korea is a capital offense, and repatriated refugees face human rights abuses ranging from concentration camps and torture to forced abortion and summary executions. For a lucky few refugees, however, there is hope. A group of multinational activists has taken it upon themselves to create an Underground Railroad. Via a network of safe houses and escape routes, the a [...]
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)