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International student to host documentary film about North Korea

April 10, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — Yeoi Lin (Linda) Lee, an international student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will host a screening of the "People's Crisis," a documentary film about "the real crisis in North Korea."

The screening will begin at 7 p.m. April 17 in Davies Theatre at UW-Eau Claire.

Lee, a political science major from South Korea, said she believes this is an educational opportunity for members of the campus and greater Eau Claire communities, as little is known about North Korea.

"If people have even a slight interest in North Korea or human rights, they will want to see this film," Lee said. "It is a unique opportunity for all of us who are concerned with social justice and motivated to help in one way or another."

Viewers can expect to learn about North Korea's brief history and the human rights violations taking place in the country through stories told by refugees, Lee said.

"Because I grew up in South Korea, people will often ask me questions about North Korea and the Kim Jong II regime," Lee said. "I always wanted to find an effective way to tell their stories, and this film gets to the core of the problems, as it addresses many different aspects of the North Korean government."

Lee has previously hosted two screenings on campus through the organization Liberty in North Korea. The film offers a comprehensive overview of the North Korean people's crisis, featuring interviews with North Korean refugees who have escaped, their journey to freedom, expert analysis and insight into grass roots changes taking place inside the country.

"LiNK is a movement of students, administrators and community members who want to raise awareness and support for the modern-day Underground Railroad that exists in Southeast Asia," Lee said.

For more information about the film, visit the LiNK website.

For details about the screening, contact Yeoi Lin (Linda) Lee at leeyl@uwec.edu.

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