The Jangmadang Generation | 2017

Directed by Sokeel Park, Chad Vickery
52 min

Sat Jun 2 | 6 PM

North Korea's Millennial Generation is shaking things up in the hermit kingdom. They grew up relying on themselves, not the regime, and they have a different mindset from the previous generation. Featuring hidden camera footage from inside North Korea, coupled with the firsthand experiences of eight North Korean defectors, this film is about resilience, creativity, and quiet rebellion even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Language English, Korean

Country or Origin USA, South Korea

Genre Documentary Feature

Sokeel Park is South Korea Country Director and Director of Research & Strategy for Liberty in North Korea (LiNK). As well as overseeing LiNK's Seoul-based operations, he works with North Korean defectors and experts to develop up-to-date insights and analysis on North Korea, and fosters people-focused strategies to accelerate change and opening in North Korea. Park regularly engages with policymakers and the international media to reframe North Korea by introducing more focus on social change in North Korea. Citations include The Economist, Financial Times, Reuters, BBC, CNN, PBS, KBS, Joongang Ilbo, and Donga Ilbo. Park grew up and studied in the UK, and has previously worked at the United Nations, diplomatic consultancy Independent Diplomat, and the South Korean government.

Chad Vickery is the Media Manager and Filmmaker for Liberty in North Korea (LiNK). He relies on years of filmmaking experience to tell meaningful stories of hope and humanity surrounding the North Korean issue. He sees film as a powerful storytelling medium and believes that it can mobilize international support for the North Korean people. When he is not dreaming up new film projects, Chad is on the constant search for the best Ethiopian food in LA. 

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is an international NGO with full-time staff in the US, South Korea and Southeast Asia. To date, LiNK has helped over 700 North Korean refugees and their children reach safety and freedom through a 3,000-mile long modern-day underground railroad through China and Southeast Asia, to eventual resettlement in South Korea and the United States. LiNK also works to change the narrative on North Korea by bringing more attention to the human and social dimension of North Korea and by promoting new ways of understanding the issue. The organization has 275 student and community chapters around the world, mobilizing a grassroots movement of support for the North Korean people.

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