June 30th, 2009
Crossing Heaven's Border
Video: A North Korean Defector Speaks

Watch the vivid story of a woman, Myong Hui Eom, who was a model North Korean citizen before being arrested for practicing Christianity, a crime punishable by prison, torture and even death.

In this WIDE ANGLE web exclusive, she talks about her daily life in North Korea as a school teacher, a Christian, and finally as a prisoner.

Edited together with rare footage shot in May 2009 by French cameramen Eric Lafforgue, Jean Louis Cruz and Alexandre Spalaikovitch, this interview lifts the Bamboo Curtain to shed light on daily life inside one of the world’s most closed regimes.

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