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THE DEFECTOR FILM REVIEWS AND PRESS

The Defector Wins Big at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television!
-Interview with The Arts Guild
The Defector Wins 2014 Diversity Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Since coming to power, Kim Jong-Un has strengthened control measures and security posts on the border between North Korea and China, to put an end to attempts to escape North Korean citizens . It also increased the penalties against border guards may receive bribes defectors.”

-JOL Press interview with Ann Shin

“The resulting undercover film is a testament to the trust Shin and crew developed with those escaping and may be the first documentary in the world to gain such intimate access to actual human smugglers.”

-Christina Couch in an interview with Ann Shin in Get In Media

“The Defector: Escape from North Korea is a well-made film that exposes a part of the world that is often shielded so heavily we can only know through conjecture. It is exactly the kind of thing that is missing from contemporary journalism, and for filling that void, director Shin should be commended.”

-Doug Heller in Next Projection

“In crafting such an effective and engaging piece of embedded journalism, she has helped to expose not only the lives of those seeking a second chance but the market that exists in pushing those unfortunate souls in the right direction.”
-Kevin Scott in Exclaim!

“Not one to miss at this year’s fest!” -Film army 

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE LAUNCH

February 26, 2013 – LBBOnline

February 25, 2013 – CANADIAN BUSINESS by Jeff Beer

February 25, 2013 – MEDIA POST by Amy Corr

February 22, 2013 -  PSFK by Yi Chen

February 21, 2013 – Fast Company  Co.CREATE of Fast Company Review by Rae Ann Fera

February 21, 2013 – CREATIVITY ONLINE and ADVERTISING AGE

February 20, 2013 – PLAYBACK Article by Danielle Ng See Quan

- MARKETING MAGAZINE Article by Kristin Laird

Alphaville’s Pick of the Week

 

IDFA WORLD PREMIERE

November 17, 2012 -

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