Repatriation

Repatriation

金東元KIM Dong-won
2003
  • South Korea
148min
Colour
  • DCP
P

Repatriation

Synopsis

In 1992, I became acquainted with two 'unconverted' long-term political prisoners from North Korea. Sent to the South as spies, they were arrested and spent thirty years in prison, serving out their sentences without renouncing their communist beliefs. In 2000, sixty-three former 'unconverted' prisoners were repatriated to the North. And I tried to go to Pyongyang to meet them.

Festivals & Awards
2004 Freedom of Expression Award, Sundance FF