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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
190 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 1W8
785 1/2 Bank Street
You can also buy tickets online right here.