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Kimjongilia
DVD 
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North Korea is one of the world's most isolated nations. For 60 years, North Koreans have been governed by a totalitarian regime. A cult of personality surrounds it's two recent leaders: first, Kim Il Sung, and now, his son, Kim Jong Il. For Kim Jong Il's 46th birthday, a hybrid begonia named kimjongilia was created, symbolizing wisdom, love, justice, and peace. The film draws it's name from this bright red flower and reveals the extraordinary stories told by survivors of North Korea's vast prison camps, of deadly famine, and of every kind of repression. In a series of devastating interviews with refugees, director N.C. Helkin traces their torturous paths to freedom, on rickety sailboats and across mountain passes, while exposing the inhuman conditions they suffered in the nation's concentration camps. Their experiences are interspersed with archival footage of North Korean propaganda films and original scenes that illuminate the contours of daily life for a people whose every action is monitored, and whose every thought could bring official retribution.

Title: Kimjongilia
Genre: Special Interest-Politics
Starring: Kang Chol-hwan, Shin Dong-hyuk, Mrs. Kim, Lee Shin, Byeon Ok-soon, Kim Cheol-woong
Director: N.C. Heikin
Studio: Lorber Films (Kino)
Release Date: 10/12/2010
Original Year: 2009
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 705105268415
Item #: KOV026841

Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 10/12/2010

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