December 05, 2020

‘Laugh, cry and be angry’: New film depicts life in North Korea’s prison camps

"True North" retells the horrors of North Korean human rights abuses through narrative fiction and animation

North Korean human rights abuses are often spoken about in NGO reports and news articles, but rarely does this horrifying reality reach the art and film world.

Now, a new movie called “True North” uses breathtaking CGI animation to portray hunger, disease, torture and deadly political prison camps in the DPRK. The film premiered late last month at the Bucheon International Animation Festival in South Korea, but its chilling tale based on real-life stories already created buzz in Seoul and Hollywood over the summer.