Camp 14–Total Control Zone


Year: 2012
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 104 minutes

Until the age of 23, Shin Dong-Huyk had no idea that a world existed outside of the North Korean re-education camp he was born in. His parents were both prisoners who were married by guards. At the age of six, he was forced to do hard labor, constantly threatened by starvation, beatings, and death. This was all he knew until an older man began telling him stories about life on the outside. After his mother and brother were executed in front of him, Shin successfully escaped, later learning that he'd actually been in a death camp. He eventually made his way to South Korea where he lives today. Shin shares his story all over the world and works with human rights organizations. But, behind the scenes, he still struggles with his freedom. Shocking as it may be, he still longs for the only home he's ever known. CAMP 14–TOTAL CONTROL ZONE is a heartbreaking documentary about a free man who's still caged by the lingering effects of psychological trauma. (In English and Korean with subtitles) – E.F.

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Marc Wiese

Axel Engstfeld

Marc Wiese

Jörg Adams

Jean-Marc Lesguillons

Shin Dong-Huyk, Hyuk Kwon, Oh Yangnam

Director Bio
Marc Wiese is a writer and director from Germany. He received an award from the Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming in 2009 for his television documentary, "Kanun: The Law Of Honour."

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