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JOL Interview With Ann Shin: North Korea is More Dangerous to Flee Than Ever

A new interview with The Defector director, Ann Shin, in JOL Press discusses the ways in which the the changing North Korean political environment is making it more difficult for defectors to escape the country.
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.”
Read the full article here

Film Review: The Defector in NKNews.org

“A unique documentary with thoughtful production and a striking visual identity, The Defector is a must-see for anyone interested in North Korean refugees, human rights or, simply in the difficulties of real human lives.”

Read the full review by Nicolle Loughlin here

Win a limited edition Designer T-shirt when you donate to our Kickstarter Campaign

Our limited edition Tshirts have been popular requests among our Kickstarter supporters. Several designers have donated their designs to this campaign to help get our film The Defector made. The Defector film follows North Korean fugitives as they go on a dangerous trek across Asia into South-East Asia in their hopes to find their way to freedom. We are one week into our crowd-funding campaign and could really use your support. Contribute and get a Tshirt! Share this post with friends. You can find more info on how to get a Tshirt at our Kickstarter site here: http://kck.st/tRDDfU