[KS] Nightline airing documentary on NK refugees this Wed-Fri
Kaliher, Kenneth L.
KaliherK at usfk.korea.army.mil
Tue Jun 4 23:46:19 EDT 2002
For any of you within range of ABC Nightline broadcasts, this
Wednesday-Friday they will feature portions of a remarkable documentary on
NK refugees in the Chinese border region. Here is the announcement from
A THREE PART SERIES ON THE PLIGHT OF NORTH KOREAN REFUGEES
Dangerous conditions within North Korea's borders have made detailed
reporting difficult. The true plight of this nation's refugees, most hiding
in China, is not widely known and is not accurately reported.
Beginning Wednesday, June 5, Nightline (11:35 p.m. ET) will broadcast
extensive portions of Kim Jung-eun's award-winning documentary, "Shadows and
Whispers." These programs examine the harsh existence and abject poverty of
refugee families struggling to find a better life after illegally fleeing
their home land. The three broadcast series will conclude Friday, June 7.
Since 1995 close to 2 million North Koreans have starved to death; some
of the lucky ones that successfully fled to China, however, cope with a no
less shocking reality than the unlucky.
Korean producer Kim Jung-eun shot most of this documentary in secret,
interviewing several North Koreans who have made the journey from their home
across the Tumen River into Yanji, China.
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