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Directed by: Seung-Jun Yi

Runtime: 109 min

Year: 2019

Country: South Korea

Rated: Not Rated

Language: Korean with English subtitles

Film Type: Documentary

Format: Live Stream


Ryun-hee Kim, a North Korean housewife, was forced to come to South Korea and became its citizen against her will. She tried to smuggle herself out and even sought political asylum at the Vietnamese Embassy but all in vain. As her seven years of struggle to go back to her family in North Korea continues, the political absurdity hinders her journey back to her loved ones. The life of her family in the North goes on in emptiness, and she fears that she might become someone, like a shadow, who exists only in the fading memory of her family.



This screening is presented in collaboration with

Official Selection:

IDFA 2019, CPH:DOX 2020
MoMA Film Festival 2020
Hot Docs 2020

Live Stream, Weekly Free Screenings

Tuesday, April 13 @ 7:00 PM10:00 PM MDT