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Title Crossing The Line / Director: Gordon, Daniel
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2006
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Summary Narrated by Christian SlaterThe amazing story of the American soldier, James Dresnok, who defected from the Korean War and went to live in North Korea.In 1962, a U.S. soldier sent to guard the peace in South Korea deserted his unit, walked across the most heavily fortified area on earth and defected to the Cold War enemy, the communist state of North Korea.He then simply disappeared from the face of the known world. Dubbed "Comrade Joe" he became a coveted star of the North Korean propaganda machine, and found fame acting in films, typecast as an evil American. Joe uses Korean as his daily language. He has three sons from two wives and has now lived in North Korea twice as long as he did in America. At one time, there were four Americans living in North Korea. Today, just one remains. Now, after 45 years, the story of Comrade Joe, the last American defector in North Korea, is told. Based on their work on two North Korean films over the last five years, VeryMuchSo Productions, in partnership with Koryo Tours, gained the trust of the North Korean authorities. This enabled clear and unrestricted access to James Joseph Dresnok and to the North Korean-based families of the other U.S. defectors. . (From the US, in English, Korean and Japanese, English subtitles) (Documentary) PG CC WS
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-12-13 at 13:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Cold War.
Communism -- Historiography.
Defectors.
Kim, Il-song, 1912-1994.
Koreans -- Politics and government.
Korea (North)
Form Streaming video
Author Cumings, Bruce, cast
Dresnok, James, cast
Gordon, Daniel, director
Il-Sung, Kim, cast