Every now and again the headlines buzz: North Korean defects to South! Less often is that the other way ‘round. Is that because it happens less or because they don’t want us to know about such cases? We explore a few stories of those who defected into North Korea. 

Media recommendations

  • Nameless Heroes (Unsung Heroes) – miniseries co-starring Abshier et al; part of Kim Jong-il’s fascination with film
  • Crossing the Line – documentary about James Dresnok 

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