CAMP 14 (2014)

Total Control Zone

An official selection at Toronto International Film Festival, Camp 14 tells the story of Shin Dong-Huyk who was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp.

Shin Dong-Huyk was a child of two prisoners who had been married by order of the wardens and spent his entire childhood and youth in what was, unbeknownst to him, a death camp called Camp 14. At the age of six, Shin was forced into work, suffering from constant hunger, beatings and torture, and always at the mercy of the wardens. Kept in complete isolation from the outside world, he knew nothing of the world outside the barbed-wire fences.

At the age of 23, with the help of an older prisoner, he managed to escape. For months he travelled through North Korea and China and finally to South Korea, where he encountered a new world completely strange to him. Critically acclaimed and gripping throughout, Camp 14 is sure to shock audiences everywhere.



Directed by Marc Wiese

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