Across Land, Across SeaBook - 2013
Songgook and Sueryun are a newlywed North Korean couple now living in the South. As is the case for an estimated 20,000 defectors who have built or are trying to build a new life in South Korea, they are attempting to secure their entire family's freedom by arranging their defection along with them to the South. This phenomenon has been coined "chain of escapes". The Songgook couple's family members have contacted them to seek assistance to escape the North. Songgook puts his life at risk, making a dangerous trek to the Tumen River, a border zone between China and North Korea. He makes plans to lead a daring escape: to smuggle his family into the South by boat. Because of the extreme danger associated with this journey, this kind of attempt is very rare.
Publisher: Wheeling, IL : Film Ideas, c2013.
Branch Call Number: DVD 306.0951 CROSSING Across
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 52 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Subtitle on disc label and container: Defecting from North Korea
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