Children of the secret state

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This documentary contains clandestine video footage shot at personal risk by a North Korean known as Ahn Chol and by journalists posing as tourists. Through interviews with street children, refugees, and former prisoners, this program explores the plight of youth in one of the last remaining communist dictatorships and perhaps the most secretive state on the planet. From Pyongyang, to the China/North Korea border, to South Korea, to the infamous prison camps, the cameras expose the truth behind the wall of secrecy that hides a record of 3 million reported starvation deaths in the last decade and hundreds of thousands of children with nowhere to call home.
Discovery Channel University; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Asian Culture; Korean Culture; North Korean Culture; Government, Law, Politics; Broadcasting, Communications; Asian Studies; Korea; Child welfare Korea (North); Children Korea (North) Social conditions; Hunger Children Korea (North); Homeless children Korea (North); Korea (North) History 20th century
North America; United States; New Jersey
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Physical Description
46 minutes; color


Access condition: campus-only.
Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-089785; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10779; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3254; Catalog Key: alephsys003154690; OCLC: ocm55518965

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