Sunday, August 19, 2012
Premiere of "Camp 14 - Total Control Zone"
This horrifying documentary film is based on the life of Shin Dong-Huyk who was born in the North Korean re-education Camp 14 located in Kaechon, South Pyongan Province. Shin had no concept of the world outside the camp until he escaped at the age of 23. To date he is the only known person to have been born within and then successfully escaped from a maximum security camp in the DPRK. He tells a terrifying tale of extremely dangerous labor, daily beatings, inhumane torture, forced abortions, infanticide, public executions and cold-blooded murder committed by the prison guards. This film also includes the testimonies of Oh Yang-nam an ex-secret policeman and Hyuk Kwon a former guard at Camp 14. Below is the official movie trailer: "Camp 14 - Total Control Zone" will premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival with the schedule of its showing to be announced on August 21st. UPDATE: This film can now be seen on Netflix. See also: North Korean Concentration Camp Drawings North Korean Poet's Rhymes of Murder, Despair Canadian DPRK Documentary "The Defector" Rimjin-gang's Underground North Korea News Update