Friday, August 14 - Thursday, August 20, 2009

Screening in DocuWeeks 2009. KIMJONGILIA follows several North Korean defectors as they tell their astonishing stories of starvation, persecution and escape from the world’s worst human rights violator, the so-called Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The kimjongilia is a flower that was bred to celebrate North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s 46th birthday, and is said to represent love, peace, justice and wisdom. Children sent to prison for alleged crimes of their grandfathers; refugees caught in China and deported back to North Korea for imprisonment and torture; relentless famine: These testimonies give lie to the lofty propaganda of Kim Jong Il’s regime.

Filmmaker in person Fri at 9:45, Sun at 7:45, Mon at 9:45, Wed at 7:45, and Thu at 7:45!

  • Country France/USA
  • Language English
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 73 minutes
  • Distributor Green Garnet Productions LLC
  • Director NC Heikin

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