Last week saw the release of Gimme the Loot, the SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner by Adam Leon, which sees two graffiti artists seek revenge after their replica of the…
The first North Korean Human Rights Film Festival, running July 6 – 8 2012, aims to expose the humanitarian crisis in North Korea through the screening of films that honestly depict the hardship of its citizens. Subject matter covered in the film programmes include censorship, starvation, forced labour, separation from loved ones and defection.
Some highlights from the programme include the North American premiere of Winter Butterfly, which screens 7:00 pm on Friday, July 6, 2012.Winter Butterfly is based on a true story of an ill mother and her 11-year-old son struggling due to food shortages, while Tiger Spirit follows a man’s search for a tiger in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, a family reunion across that border and the possibility of unifying the two countries. The screening will take place on Sunday July 8, 2012, at 1:30 pm and will feature a post-screening Q&A with Director Min Sook Lee.
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