This coming 18th, 19th and 24th will see the 2012 Korea Human Rights Film Festival touchdown in the United States. The festival is the follow up to an inaugural event that took place at Dongguk University in Seoul last November.
Festival organizers hope that this year’s event, which is being supported by New York and LA Radio Korea along with the Korean-American Association of Virginia and South Korea’s Ministry of Public Administration and Security, will further raise the profile of North Korea human rights concerns in the international community.
The event begins in Washington, DC on the 18th, before moving to New York on the 19th and onward to LA on the 24th.
It will feature two films previously shown at last year’s event in South Korea; ‘North Korea VJ’ (2011, Ishimaru Jiro), which shows scenes of real life in North Korea as filmed by undercover reporters, and ‘Winter Butterfly’ (2011, Kim Kyu Min), a fictional account of the difficulties of ordinary life in North Hamkyung Province made by a defector director.
There is also a lecture about pro-North Korea elements in South Korea scheduled to be given by the head of NKnet, Han Ki Hong, at the events in both Washington and New York.
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