1 January, 2014
1 January, 2014
4 December, 2013
14 June, 2013
The Defector will be having its first broadcast this June in Canada and Australia, marking the 63rd anniversary of the Korean war.
In Australia you can catch THE DEFECTOR: ESCAPE FROM NORTH KOREA, presented by Kerry O’Brien, on Monday June 17th at 8.30pm on ABC1. It is repeated on Tuesday June 18th at 11.35pm and can also be seen on ABC News 24 on Saturday June 22nd at 8.00pm or ABC iview .
In Canada, THE DEFECTOR will air on TVO Wednesday, June 26th at 9:00pm and midnight EST. It will be repeated on Thursday, June 27th at 9:00pm EST, Friday, June 28th at 10:30pm EST, and Sunday June 30th at 10:00pm EST.
We hope you will be able to tune in!
12 April, 2013
28 March, 2013
The latest North Korean propaganda video to be uploaded on their official Uriminzokkiri YouTube Channel shows off some particularly anti-US sentiments. The video titled “A Short, Three Day War” has since been taken off YouTube, but those left on the site can help paint a pretty good picture.
Along with the video, the DPRK has also realeased an image of a troop-landing drill filled with photoshopped images of hover-crafts.
Although clearly fake, the chest-puffing image was released as the North put its rocket units on combat status along with a threat to target US bases. The United States has responded by flying a B-2 stealth bomber “deterrence” mission over South Korea. A US military statement said the mission “Demonstrated the United States’ ability to conduct long-range, precision strikes quickly and at will.”
Unimpressed, North Korea views the drill as a “hideous politically-motivated terrorism of the US and the South Korean puppet forces targeting the dignified social system in the DPRK.”
As the political plot thickens, coverage of North Korean citizens remains an untouched topic. Escape from the country is harder than ever, and the famine persists.
7 March, 2013
The Defector has been selected into a number of festivals around the world including the SXSW Interactive Festival, March 8th to 12th in Austin, Texas. We’ll be there with Jam3 to give the inside scoop on how we built The Defector Interactive successfully from a feature documentary film project on our panel “10 Tips from Kim Jong-Il About Interactive Docs”.
We’re also delighted to announce that our DP - Stephen Chung - has been nominated for Best Documentary Cinematography for the 56th Annual Canadian Society of Cinematographers’ Awards for his amazing work on The Defector: Escape from North Korea. Please join us in congratulating him. We’ll keep you posted as the drum rolls…
Up-coming International Festival Premiers for The Defector:
Greece, March 15th – 24th, 2013
United States, March 23rd, 2013
New Zealand, April 11th – 21st, Aukland;
May 9th – 19th, Wellington
Qatar, April 18th – 21st, 2013
21 February, 2013
What a surprise to read this article about North Koreans and video games after just launching The Defector Interactive. Seems North Korea does have video games and it’s brought to them by their very own ‘Office 101,’ a department in charge of conducting psychological warfare operations.
Read more about it here.
14 February, 2013
The Defector Interactive is almost ready! As friends of The Defector you will have the chance to choose your own path out of North Korea TOMORROW! Four days before the *Offical Launch* next week!
Check out the final sneak peek of the animated web-doc and get ready for tomorrow!
Will you have what it takes?
7 January, 2013
27 December, 2012