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Seoul train / produced by Lisa Sleeth & Jim Butterworth ; directed by Jim Butterworth, Aaron Lubarsky, Lisa Sleeth ; Incite Productions.

Format Video (DVD), Software, and Electronic
EditionSpecial limited ed.
Publication Info[Colorado] : Incite, ©2006.
Description1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color and black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorButterworth, Jim.
Other author/creatorSleeth, Lisa.
Other author/creatorLubarsky, Aaron.
Other author/creatorIncite Productions.
Variant title Title in Korean on disc label and menu: Sŏul kichʻa
Abstract "Today, there are an estimated 250,000 North Korean refugees living underground in China. They escaped a food crisis and other persecutions at home that have claimed the lives of approximately 3 million in the past 10 years. The Chinese Government -- in direct violation of international laws to which it's a party -- systematically arrests and forcibly repatriates hundreds of these refugees each month. Defecting from North Korea is a capital offense, and repatriated refugees face human rights abuses ranging from concentration camps and torture to forced abortion and summary executions. For a lucky few refugees, however, there is hope. A group of multinational activists has taken it upon themselves to create an Underground Railroad. Via a network of safe houses and escape routes, the activists -- at great personal risk -- help the refugees on daring escapes to freedom over hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of miles of Chinese territory"--Producers.
General noteOriginally produced as a documentary in 2004.
General noteSeoul Tran was broadcast throughout the U.S. on the PBS series "Independent Lens."
General noteSpecial bonus footage includes: 1. Sen. Brownback introduction to Seoul Train (2:22) -- 2. Filmakers and Sen. Brownback discuss the crisis (5:26) -- 3. CNN interview with Jim Butterworth (9:36) -- 4. ABC News interview with Jim Butterworth (11:29) -- 5. PRC stance on the refugee crisis (12:45) -- 6. More insight into UNHCR efforts (13:07) -- 7. Panel at Council on Foreign Relations (35:58) -- 8. Outtakes from the Han-mi family (10:05) -- 9. Tim Peters, meeting four teenage refugess he helped to rescue -- 10. Experts discuss the refugee crisis, regime collapse, South Korea, and potential solutions (10:53) -- 11. Public executions in North Korea (11:28) -- 12. Our homage to Mr. Kim Sang-hun (4:16) -- 13. Seoul Train trailer from the PBS series, Independent Lens (0:41).
General noteIncludes additional documents, resources and teaching materials accessible via a DVD-ROM drive on a personal computer.
CreditsEditor, Aaron Lubarsky ; camera, Lisa Sleeth & Jim Butterworth.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Technical detailsDVD (NTSC), encoded for region 0 ; personal computer with a DVD-ROM drive.
LanguageSoundtrack in English (Stereo), Korean & Mandarin Chinese, with optional English, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish subtitles.
Other title Independent lens (Television program)
UPC 837101147972

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