Spotlight on Slavery: North Korea – Behind the Headlines

As often happens with events related to Korea, one has to make choices. On 20 September one has to choose between the Anglo-Korean Society Chuseok dinner and something more sombre.

Earlier this year two reports were published on North Korean human rights by Anti-Slavery International and Christian Solidarity Worldwide. Meanwhile the BBC have been working on a documentary, extracts from which will be screened on 20 September. Here are the details:

Spotlight on Slavery
North Korea – behind the headlines
7.00pm, 20 September 2007,

This event will provide insights into different human rights issues in North Korea including a screening of part of the documentary Access to Evil. Access to Evil features footage from inside North Korea where more than one hundred thousand of people are thought to have been imprisoned without charge because their relatives are believed to be critical of the regime.

Following the screening there will be short presentations and a question and answer session. The Panel will include representatives from Amnesty International, Anti-Slavery International, Human Rights Watch and Olenka Frankiel, BBC journalist and presenter for Access to Evil.

The event will also feature an exhibition of Jonathan Barnbrook’s art work on North Korea. Mr Barnbrook is a London based graphic designer who believes that design has the possibility to change people’s viewpoints and provides a different perspective on North Korea.

Venue: The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA [Map]. No booking is required.

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