Artists' Television Access

Amnesty International Mini Film Festival:


Sunday, January 16, 2005, 5:00 pm, $5

REPATRIATION, winner of the Freedom of Expression Award at the 2004
Sundance Film Festival, documents the lives of North Korean spies who were
captured and imprisoned in the South for 30 to 40 years. Upon their
release, the prisoners had no place to call home, and many moved into
Director Kim Dong-won’s neighborhood. A deep bond formed between some of
the ex-spies and Kim, who ultimately spent 12 years and 500 hours of
videotape making this film. How do men who have spent so much time
incarcerated reenter the outside world? How is one affected by a cultural
conversion four decades in the making? Kim narrates throughout the film,
providing an insightful perspective.

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