1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color and black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
"Today, there are an estimated 250,000 North Korean refugees living underground in China. They escaped a food crisis and other persecutions at home that have claimed the lives of approximately 3 million in the past 10 years. The Chinese Government -- in direct violation of international laws to which it's a party -- systematically arrests and forcibly repatriates hundreds of these refugees each month. Defecting from North Korea is a capital offense, and repatriated refugees face human rights abuses ranging from concentration camps and torture to forced abortion and summary executions. For a lucky few refugees, however, there is hope. A group of multinational activists has taken it upon themselves to create an Underground Railroad. Via a network of safe houses and escape routes, the activists -- at great personal risk -- help the refugees on daring escapes to freedom over hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of miles of Chinese territory"--Producers.
Originally produced as a documentary in 2004. Includes additional documents, resources and teaching materials accessible via a DVD-ROM drive on a personal computer. Special bonus footage includes: Sen. Brownback introduction to Seoul Train (2:22) -- Filmmakers and Sen. Brownback discuss the crisis (5:26) -- CNN interview with Jim Butterworth (9:36) -- ABC News interview with Jim Butterworth (11:29) -- PRC stance on the refugee crisis (12:45) -- More insight into UNHCR efforts (13:07) -- Panel at Council on Foreign Relations (35:58) -- Outtakes from the Han-mi family (10:05) -- Tim Peters, meeting four teenage refugees he helped to rescue (7:37) -- Experts discuss the refugee crisis, regime collapse, South Korea, and potential solutions (10:53) -- Public executions in North Korea (11:28) -- 12. Our homage to Mr. Kim Sang-hun (4:16) -- Seoul Train trailer from the PBS series, Independent Lens (0:41).
In English, Korean & Mandarin Chinese, with optional English, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Catalan, Russian, Czech, Polish, Croatian, Serbian, Albanian, or bi-lingual English & Korean subtitles.
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Editor, Aaron Lubarsky ; camera, Lisa Sleeth & Jim Butterworth.