A Dystopian Movie Come to Life
Human Rights Violations in North Korea
North Korea became a country in September, 1948 under the rule of Kim Il-Sung. Kim Il-Sung is the father to former leader Kim Jong-Il and the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong-Un. In 1950 there was a Korean war which caused Labor Camps, one of North Korea's biggest controversies, to be built for political prisoners. People who have managed to survive the camps tell stories of torture and tragedy.
Escaping the Regime
Escaping North Korea is one of the very limited ways to get out of North Korea. Refugees risk death, torture, and being put in labor camps to escape North Korea's claws. Refugees escape to the North in China and if they make it across the border, they have to worry about not being caught by Chinese officials who will deport them to North Korea. There are organizations like Helping Hands Korea that created something like an underground railroad to South Korea.