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Seoul Train Highlights Plight of North Korean Refugees

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Seoul Train Highlights Plight of North Korean Refugees

Photo courtesy of Incite Productions

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

October 20, 2006

Cedarville, Ohio-In recent headlines, North Korea has gained international scorn for its testing of a nuclear weapon. Seoul Train, a gripping documentary that highlights the dangers faced by Korean refugees attempting to escape oppression, will be presented by Cedarville University as part of Cedarville’s Foreign Film Series. The film will be shown in The DeVries Theatre of the Stevens Student Center on Friday, November 3 at 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

Produced by Jim Butterworth, Seoul Train documents the plight of North Koreans attempting to escape the famine-ravaged country, where an estimated 2 million people have died from starvation in the past 10 years. North Koreans hoping to escape are leaving their country at great risk, crossing the Yulu River into China. If caught in China, the refugees are sent back to their country and are often executed. It is for this reason that the refugees need the help of brave activists who move them along an “Underground Railroad” thousands of kilometers long to Mongolia or Southeast Asia, where they can begin to seek asylum.

Seoul Train interviews people central to the crisis, from Sen. Sam Brownback to Chun Ki-Won, an activist/pastor who has been called “The Schindler of Asia.”

A brief talk-back session led by several Korean exchange students will follow both showings. Tickets will be sold at the door for $2. For more information, call 1-866-612-0014.