This documentary will examine North Korea and the crisis going on there in more detail than any other documentary on the subject by interviewing people from all angles of the situation. The production team will be visiting North Korea, South Korea & China in early 2011 to tell the story of the North Korean refugee and the plight of their escape.
Filming will begin on January 20, 2011 and will conclude in July, 2011. The release date of the film is set to be August 31, 2011.
As mentioned, the documentary will have a collection of interviewees from all angles on the crisis. We are anticipating this extraordinary collection of interviewees may include...
-Governor Bill Richardson
-President Bill Clinton
-UN Secretary General, Ban ki-moon
Lillian Wu will be co-directing the film and Barrie, ON based Manic Media will be editing the film along with co-producer, Larry Hurd and Art Director, Geza Czavar. The run time will be 54 minutes and the main language English, although there will be subtitles in Mandarin (Chinese), French and Korean.
Over the course of the next few months, the production team of 'Seoul Sisters' will be searching for sponsors in a number of areas to meet the objective of broadcasting the documentary on a national public broadcasting station such as PBS in the United States.
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About The Seoul Sisters:
This documentary explains the plight of North Korean refugees and how they escape their country, a close look at the crisis on the Korean peninsula and an even closer look inside of the world's most reclusive state, North Korea.
The communist country, while about the size of Mississippi, boasts one of the world's largest armies and a large nuclear arsenal, threatening to arch enemies, such as the United States. In the past year, tensions on the Korean peninsula have increased greatly. After two attacks on South Korea, the Korean peninsula seems to be on the brink of war.
Behind all of the governments, there are people suffering from a decade-long famine and being trafficked across the Chinese border and sold to Chinese men for a mere $250.