April 16, 2024

North to South: Defector-film maker describes long road to fitting in

Well-adjusted escapee feels reunification would be disastrous if handled without proper planning

A North Korean teenager is locked in a white room. Over a weeks-long investigation, he repeats the story of his North Korean background and journey to South Korea, even his most embarrassing experiences.

His father, who defected earlier, is why he endures the strain of the probe. In the end, though, the boy finds out about his father's death.

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