Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00 pm
The People’s Crisis (2012, 54 minutes), by Liberty in North Korea [LiNK] – North Korean refugees share their stories of hardship and struggle while living in the most isolated country in the world, and experts discuss the changes that are happening at the grassroots level that make liberty in North Korea, not only possible, but inevitable.
The real crisis in North Korea is not about its reclusive leaders or its nuclear weapons. It is about 24 million people living under the most ruthless system of political oppression ever assembled by human kind. The North Korean people have suffered through crippling poverty, humanitarian disasters, chronic food shortages and a denial of even the most basic freedoms. This documentary 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 some of the grassroots changes happening inside the country.
Afterwards we’ll talk about the film and about LiNK’s campaign to raises awareness about the human rights and humanitarian crisis in North Korea. We’ll be joined by Justin Artoff, Chi Ko, and Sonny Van, who are all current LiNK Nomads (traveling representatives).
*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
About LiNK: LiNK is a non-profit organization that raises awareness about the human rights and humanitarian crisis in North Korea through the use of media and grassroots support. They help those who have fled their country because of this crisis – refugees – by sheltering them, advocating for them to governments all over the world, helping them resettle in countries that will accept them, and ultimately empowering them to live new lives. Visit the website at: http://www.linkglobal.org/
**Please show your support through the purchase of LiNK merchandise (DVDs, clothing apparel, etc), which will be available for sale.
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