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AsiaLENS: Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman

Event Type
Film Screening
human trafficking, north korea
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies/Asian Educational Media Service, Spurlock Museum, and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP)
Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium (600 S. Gregory St., Urbana)
Nov 8, 2018   7:00 - 9:00 pm  
Free and open to the public


In 2003, Mrs. B. left her husband and two sons behind in North Korea and was sold into marriage. A decade later, she's running a robust trafficking business from a small farm in northern China. This film is a closely observed verite portrait of a world-weary woman who finds herself between countries, worlds, and families. The result is a powerful look at the mundane realities of life for both trafficker and trafficked, overturning cliched notions about a mysterious trade. 

Directed by Jéro Yun. 2017. South Korea and China. 71 minutes. 

AsiaLENS is a series of free public film screenings and discussion programs—organized by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS)/Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) in collaboration with the Spurlock Museum—presenting recent documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia. Local and visiting experts introduce the films and lead audiences in post-screening discussions.

This event is co-sponsored by Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP).

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