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Children of the secret state

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Alternate title:North Korea
Summary:This documentary contains clandestine video footage shot at personal risk by a North Korean known as Ahn Chol and by journalists posing as tourists. Through interviews with street children, refugees, and former prisoners, this program explores the plight of youth in one of the last remaining communist dictatorships and perhaps the most secretive state on the planet. From Pyongyang, to the China/North Korea border, to South Korea, to the infamous prison camps, the cameras expose the truth behind the wall of secrecy that hides a record of 3 million reported starvation deaths in the last decade and hundreds of thousands of children with nowhere to call home.
Provider:Discovery Channel University
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Temporal subject: 2001-2010
Geographical subject – Continent:Korea (North)
Topical subjects:Child welfare Korea (North)
Children Korea (North) Social conditions
Hunger Children Korea (North)
Homeless children Korea (North)
Korea (North) History 20th century
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Broadcasting, Communications
Films@UM Browse terms:Asian Studies
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