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Overview


THE JANGMADANG GENERATION

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Overview


THE JANGMADANG GENERATION

Teenage smugglers, covert entrepreneurs, guerilla marketing, and illegal foreign media

 

A FILM BY

Liberty in North Korea

 

RUNTIME

51 min.

 

COMPLETION DATE

January 2017

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is an international NGO with full-time staff in the US, South Korea and Southeast Asia.  The organization believes it is crucial to work with the North Korean people to accelerate progress on this issue, and works with North Korean refugees because of the humanitarian imperative and also because of their potential as agents of change.  LiNK helps North Korean refugees escape from China through a 3,000-mile long, modern-day underground railroad, and then helps them to resettle in countries like South Korea and the United States. 

To date, the organization has helped over 600 North Korean refugees reach freedom.  LiNK also works to change the narrative on North Korea by bringing more attention to the North Korean people and by developing new insights and ways of understanding the issue.  The organization has 275 student and community chapters around the world, mobilizing a grassroots movement of support for the North Korean people. 

THE FILM

North Korea is often portrayed as a stuck-in-time Stalinist state, impervious to global trends and 21st Century modernity. At the level of international relations this is justified; there has been very little progress over the last twenty years. Internally, however, multiple trends are changing the system and degrading the government's sources of power in irreversible ways.

North Korea's urban youth, in particular, are at the forefront of these economic and information trends, and The Jangmadang Generation is the first documentary to share their perspectives, experiences, and hopes with an international audience. Through interviews with eight young North Koreans who have escaped to South Korea we hear untold stories of resilience, creativity and quiet rebellion in the most difficult of circumstances, including tales of teenage smuggling, covert entrepreneurialism and guerrilla marketing, and the ways by which illegal foreign media have opened the eyes of a new generation of North Koreans to alternative realities and the outside world. 

 
 

Korean subtitles can be turned off/on via the CC button in the bottom-right of the movie player.

오른쪽 하단 CC버튼을 누르시면 한국어 자막을 볼 수 있습니다.

 

This is a non-public screener prepared for USFK service members. To contact LiNK regarding this film, please email press@libertyinnorthkorea.org.