Born in a North Korean re-education camp to two political prisoners, Shin Dong-hyuk only tasted freedom 23 years later when he managed to escape. Finding his way to South Korean, he discovers that freedom is, in its own way, a suffocating experience.
Struggling to cope with freedom, Shin Dong-hyuk recalls his experiences in a North Korean prison with a harrowing frankness that is reinforced by Ali Soozandeh’s stark animation and the chilling testimony of an ex-secret policeman and impenitent guard. Terrifying.
Scary and startling.