A new documentary by UCLA undergraduate student David Yun challenges the dominant narrative on North Korea’s “defectors.” Based on interviews with a human rights attorney and North Koreans living in Seoul, this short film interrogates the reliability of defector testimony as accurate depictions of life in North Korea.

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