Camp 14: Total Control Zone
Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012)

This is the powerful story of Shin Dong-hyuk who was born as a political prisoner in a death camp in North-Korea. From the age of six, he was subjected to forced labour, hunger, beatings and torture. He was always at the mercy of the… More

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

The only person known to have escaped from a North Korean re-education camp reveals some 1984-level [stuff], except it's worse, because it's not fiction...

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Stephen Applebaum

Using interviews and atmospheric animated sequences, Weise uncovers a world where brutality is the norm and conditioning blurs the line between victim and perpetrator.

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Katherine McLaughlin

A harrowing, important and shocking documentary which tells the story of Shin Dong-Hyuk who was born into captivity in a North Korean death camp in 1983.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

Those who've read Escape from Camp 14 will know all about Shin Dong-huyk. Everyone else will be left slack-jawed by his account of prison-camp life in North Korea.

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Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies

This harrowing and vital documentary examines life in a North Korean death camp.

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Christopher Campbell

The slowest film ever to have me completely on the edge of my seat ... unbelievable and chilling.

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Anton Bitel
Sight and Sound

It is this very understatement, and the weight given to Shin's words over any accompanying sound or image, that prevent Wiese's film ever seeming exploitative, even though it is addressing unimaginable human depravity and degradation.

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David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Director Wiese, proceeding at a cautious pace, gleans one horrific fact of life in Camp 14 after another.

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Alex roy
North Korea is infamous for numerous reasons. One of those reasons is severe human rights violations. This is the astounding story of Shin Dong -hyuk, a… More
Daniel Parsons
Powerful and well told account of one man's life in and escape from a labour camp in North Korea.