Director Ann Shin on TVO’s DocStudio: Why I Needed to Make This Film

TVO continues to champion great documentaries and has created an online studio that takes you behind the scenes with featured documentaries. Ann Shin was invited to discuss the importance of making The Defector: Escape From North Korea.


“As a Korean-Canadian, I was in a unique position to get intimate access into North Korean stories and to tell it to a Western audience. I started meeting with North Korean defector in Toronto, and learned about a vast global network of people who were helping them. I met with church groups and humanitarian aid organizations. I began to envision a film about North Korean defectors and the global network of people who were putting themselves at risk to help them… continue” -Ann Shin on TVO DocStudio

For the full story and other amazing docs, visit TVO’s DocStudio.

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