4th NK Human Rights International Film Festival

The Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights
[NKnet] will hold its fourth annual North Korean Human Rights International
Film Festival [NHIFF] on September 26th and 27th in Seoul.  The event seeks to improve
the human rights situation in North Korea and work toward a unified Korean
Peninsula. A total of 14 movies and documentaries are scheduled for screening,
including: Dance Town, Danny From North Korea, Apostle, and the Threshold of
Death
.

While the majority of the movies will be played in Korean,
many will feature English subtitles. In addition, the movie Wadjda will be
played in the Arabic language with complementing English subtitles.

The movie Dance Town delves into the concept of an
irresistible yearning for home. While the director utilizes the story of a
female North Korean defector, he does not focus on the naivety of this newcomer
into South Korean society. Rather, he puts an emphasis on the pleasure and pain
felt in a capitalistic society as not so different than the struggles
faced in North Korea.

Danny From North Korea, a film produced
in the US by Liberty in North Korea [LiNK], an organization aimed at redefining
public perception on North Korea and rescuing and resettling North Korean
refugees, will also feature at the festival. The film’s protagonist is a boy called Danny
who grew up in North Korea under
ideological brainwashing, public executions, and famine before  escaping to China and starting a new
life there.

While the opening ceremony for the NHIFF will take place at
the Seoul Museum of History, the screenings will be held nearby at the Indie
Space at Gwanghwamun. Due to limited seating, participants must register here by September 19 in order to attend the event.

The opening ceremony kicks off on September 26, 2014 at 6:30PM and the short
films will be screened on this and the following day. Details on the films may be found by referencing the table below:

 

 

 

English Subtitles

 

 

Date

Time

Movie Title

Yes

No

Length

Sept. 26

10:00

November 9th + GV

 

X

100′

 

13:00

Dance Town

 

X

95′

 

15:00

Hello, Stranger

X

 

112′

 

17:00

The Journals of Musan

 

X

127′

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 27

10:00

Mourning Period

X

 

16′

 

 

Choongshim, Soso

X

 

36′

 

 

Danny From North Korea

X

 

35′

 

12:00

The Jazz Quartet

X

 

28′

 

 

Teeth

 

X

26′

 

 

Myunghee

X

 

30′

 

14:00

Our Family

X

 

85′

 

15:30

Wadjda [Arabic Language]

[Korean Subtitles]

 

98′

 

17:40

Apostle

 

X

112′

 

19:40

The Threshold of Death

X

 

115′

 The Seoul Museum of History is located at 55 Saemunan-ro
[Sinmun-ro 2-ga], Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea and the Indie Space in Gwanghwamun
can be found at 153 Sinmun-ro 2-ga 2F, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea. For more information
on the event or other related inquiries, please email nhiff@naver.com or call +82(0)2-723-3320.

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