28 January, 2014
28 January, 2014
23 January, 2014
“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.”
13 January, 2014
The Defector: Escape from North Korea has been nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards in the Television category – “Best Documentary Program” and “Best Direction in a Documentary Program.” The nominations follow The Defector: Interactive’s recent Digi Award win.
As media attention is drawn towards the high profile celebrities currently venturing to North Korea, The Defector gets an inside perspective on those risking their lives to flee from the starvation and oppression of North Korea.
Watch The Defector Trailer at www.thedefectormovie.com
1 January, 2014
25 June, 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!
6 June, 2013
1 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.
19 February, 2013
The Toronto-based multiplatform team Fathom Film Group, in collaboration with digital production and design agency Jam3, are pleased to announce the launch of THE DEFECTOR: ESCAPE FROM NORTH KOREA INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE.
This online web doc takes users inside the gripping reality of living in North Korea today, and allows you to experience first-hand the brave attempts of those trying to escape.
The online experience is being launched as a complement for the upcoming film THE DEFECTOR: ESCAPE FROM NORTH KOREA, and is based on the true stories of six North Korean defectors.