The Defector: Escape from North Korea

  • 10 10
  • 2012
  • 70min
The Defector: Escape from North Korea
  • English, Chinese, Korean
  • English

This documentary follows Dragon, who makes a living smuggling people fleeing North Korea through the border with China. Once in Chinese territory, they must travel 5,000 kilometers without being discovered and avoid deportation.

The Defector: Escape from North Korea
  • English, Chinese, Korean
  • English
Awards

AWARDS: Best Direction in a Documentary Program, Best Documentary Program. Canadian Screen Awards/ Winner. Diversity Award/ Motion Graphics Competition Award. SXSW  

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA/ SXSW Film Festival  

The Defector: Escape From North Korea

A man who defines himself as a Human rights activist smuggles North Korean defectors across borders for a living.

But his latest undercover trip with two North Koreans takes an unexpected turn when they are left stranded in China. 

This is just the start of an extraordinary 5,000 km journey.

Ann Shin
Ann Shin Director