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Across land, across sea [videorecording] / a film by Harkjoon Lee, Dongkun Ko & Hein S. Seok ; a production by Chosunilbo, Quartier Latin Media, Solferino Images in association with RTFB, Unit©♭ Documentaires, NHK with the collaboration of Korea Creative Content Agency (Korea), The Foundation Broadcast for Culture (Korea).

Publication:
Wheeling, IL : Film Ideas, [c2013].
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series:
Crossing the line
Crossing the line: stories from a still divided country
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Other Title:
Subtitle on disc label and container: Defecting from North Korea [videorecording]
Subjects:
Refugees -- Korea (North).
Koreans -- Korea (North) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Korea (North) -- Emigration and immigration.
Korea (North) -- Politics and government -- 1994-2011.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Language:
In English and Korean with English voiceover translation.
System Details:
DVD-R; Dolby Digital Plus.
Summary:
Songgook and Sueryun are a newly wed North Korean couple now living in the South. As is the case for an estimated 20,000 defectors who have built or are trying to build a new life in South Korea, they are attempting to secure their entire family's freedom by arranging their defection along with them to the South. This phenomenon has been coined "chain of escapes". The Songgook couple's family members have contacted them to seek assistance to escape the North. Songgook puts his life at risk, making a dangerous trek to the Tumen River, a border zone between China and North Korea. He makes plans to lead a daring escape: to smuggle his family into the South by boat. Because of the extreme danger associated with this journey, this kind of attempt is very rare.
Participant:
Commentary, Jonathan Storey ; with the voices of Pierre Clot, Zelda Rittner, Laura Meahger, Tony Stowers, Jeremy Coffman, Stephen Jessel, Mary Lamotte, Lee Michelsen, Matthew Thorton.
Credits:
Camera: Teagon Kim, Yongho Han ; editing : Dong Kyun Ko, Seungheon Lee ; original music: Abby Posner, Kwan-fal Lam, Olivier Lafuma.
Notes:
Disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2011.
Contributor:
Lee, Harkjoon. , Producer, Director
Ko, Dongkun. , Producer, Director
Seok, Hein S. , Director, Producer
Storey, Jonathan. , Commentator
Posner, Abby. , Composer
Lam, Kwan-fal. , Composer
Lafuma, Olivier. , Composer
Chosunilbo (Firm) , Producer
Quartier Latin Media. , Producer
Solferino Images (Firm) , Producer
Film Ideas (Firm) , Distributor
OCLC:
820719856