Saturday, November 17, 2012

'The Defector' Film Premieres at IDFA

The Defector Premieres at IDFA

Via DocGeeks November 17th, 2012

Last December we reported on the The Defector documentary while it was still being produced by the award-winning Fathom Film Group. Their kickstarter project achieved its funding goal on December 11, 2011 and the post production of this film was completed. Now this movie has been selected to premiere at the prestigious International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA). Filmed undercover by Korean-Canadian filmmaker Ann Shin, this documentary will be showing at the IDFA from November 14-25. Shin had this to say about the film:
“The film has been 3 years in the making and we’re excited to be launching at IDFA” says Producer/Director Ann Shin. “It’s about a human smuggler who deals with desperate North Koreans wanting to escape."
Here is the new trailer for this movie:

The Defector: Escape from North Korea will also be released online as a first-person POV interactive web documentary. This will enable viewers to experience what it is really like to be a defector! This mixed media motion picture will also be shown at upcoming festivals and broadcast on TVO, Canal D and CTS in 2013.

The Defector Premieres at IDFA

See also:

Canadian DPRK Documentary "The Defector"

Premiere of "Camp 14 - Total Control Zone"

North Korean Concentration Camp Drawings


  1. I must see this soon.

  2. I teach English in Northern China. Sometimes I see these small groups of people who are walking very quickly and look frightened. I wonder if they may be defectors.