Directed by Marc Wiese
Not Rated | 104 min | 2012 | Germany
An enthralling documentary portrait of twenty-nine-year-old Shin Dong-huyk, who was born and spent the first two decades of his life behind the barb wire of a North Korean labor camp, until his dramatic escape launched him into an outside world he had never known. Director Marc Wiese shapes this documentary as a powerful study in survival, quietly drawing details from Shin in a series of interviews, and contrasting that with the corroborating stories of two former camp guards, and animated scenes that illustrate Shin’s life in evocative monochrome.
Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Locarno Film Festival and 6 other film festivals around the world.