My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, September 03, 2010

Crossing, a film about North Korea, to play in Ottawa on September 14th

The Free Thinking Film Society is proud to present "Crossing", a film about the horrors of life in North Korea.

Crossing is the first major independent film to capture the dire situation of North Korean refugees and North Korea's denial of human rights. The film was South Korea's official entry for the 2009 Oscar Best Foreign Language Film category.

"a 'Schindler's List' for North Korea." - Wall Street Journal

The film is about a North Korean father who crosses the border to China in search of food, leaving his ailing wife and 11-year-old son behind. After reaching South Korea, he desperately tries to bring his family out of North Korea. It is an extremely sad and realistic portrayal of the daily lives of North Koreans, political prisoners and refugees.

This is going to be a very special evening. We will be joined by refugees from North Korea who have made their way to Canada - they will be on hand to answer your questions. After the film and Q&A, there will be a reception where you can talk to them privately.

Crossing is co-hosted by The Council for Human Rights in North Korea (

Tickets will be available at the door or can also be purchased from the following retail outlets:

Ottawa Folklore Centre
1111 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 3X4
(613) 730-2887

Compact Music
190 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 1W8
(613) 233-7626

Compact Music
785 1/2 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ont
K1S 3V5
(613) 233-8922

You can also buy tickets online right here.


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