Tuesday, April 01, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, March 26 2008] Chosun Ilbo’s Border Film Screened at U.S. State Dept

U.S. State Department officials on Monday watched a segment of "On The Border", a documentary on North Korean refugees produced by the Chosun Ilbo as part of its global cross-media program. The film was shown at the request of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and watched by some dozen officials involved in the North Korean refugee issue.

The segment they watched contained scenes of a North Korean woman sold to China across the Duman (or Tumen) River for W46,000 (US$1=W977), a North Korean drug dealer crossing the river naked, and the suffering of North Korean women suffering hardships after being sold to Chinese men.

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