Dordt College News

North Korea documentary Thursday night in S101

April 19, 2010


“Inside North Korea,” a National Geographic documentary exposé, will be presented at Dordt College on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. The Justice Matters Club is sponsoring this event, which will be held in the Science and Technology Building, lecture hall S101.

“Nomads” with the Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) organization will assist in presenting this event, in an effort to help North Korean refugees and spread awareness about the human rights crisis in North Korea

The documentary is hosted by Lisa Ling, a field correspondent for the Oprah Winfrey show, who smuggled footage out of North Korea to make the documentary.

According to LiNK, North Korea is a totalitarian state where dictator Kim Jong Il wields absolute authority. Freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of religion are nonexistent. Two-hundred-thousand North Koreans are being held as political prisoners in prison camps across the nation, including whole families imprisoned because of a relative’s suspected disloyalty. The regime tightly controls the movement of foreign visitors inside the country, which makes this documentary a rare opportunity for outsiders to get a glimpse of real life inside the country.

The public is welcome to attend this free documentary screening.
For more information contact Joel Veldkamp with Dordt’s Justice Matters club, or see the documentary website.

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