Tag Archives: North Korea

Film Series: Under the Sun

12015. Russia. Dir: Vitaly Mansky. Documentary. 110 min.


Conceived as a “time machine” back to the Stalin-led Soviet Union, this controversial doc depicts the totalitarianism of North Korea with chilling objectivity. The country’s Ministry of Culture oversaw production of the film, yet viewers can witness the artificial staging and scripting of scenes featuring an eight-year-old preparing for Kim Jong-il’s birthday celebration.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

LiNK Nomads and Free Typhoon

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From Deborah Ko ’15:

We are privileged to bring you the voices and insights of our friends who have experienced the challenges and changes in North Korea firsthand. This is a unique chance to hear directly from North Koreans (through videos that address the audience) about life inside North Korea and what we can do to help. The Nomads from LiNK headquarters are coming this Tuesday, so come!!!

***There will be food from Typhoon!****
The event will be: 30-minute, live, multimedia presentation given by LiNK Nomads (our traveling representatives from LiNK), 10-minute Q&A, and information and involvement booth to carry on the conversation after the presentation

Date: Today!
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115

Kim Cheol Woong Piano Concert

From Deborah Ko ’15:

Please come join us to listen a concert by Kim Cheol Woong, a North Korean defector, and his flight to musical freedom.
He previously played in venues for the U.S. State Department, at Carnegie Hall and Columbia University. Currently, he teaches music at a university and has his own weekly music feature on Radio Free Asia, the U.S. Congress-supported station that broadcasts into North Korea and other Asian countries.

This event is sponsored by KSA (Korean Students Association) – and it is a FREE event and requires NO TICKETS.

Date: Thursday, September 18th
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: Free! (No tickets required.)

LiNK Film Screening: The People’s Crisis

Diana Choi ’13 writes in:

Wesleyan LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) invites you to come watch a
documentary about the humanitarian crisis in North Korea and the
struggle life has become for North Korean refugees living in China.

There will be Free Korean food!

Date: Sunday, October 28
Time: 5-6:30 pm
Location: PAC 002
Cost: Free

LiNK Meeting

From Esther Pak ’13:

Are you interested in human rights? Do you know about the humanitarian crisis in North Korea? If you are even remotely curious, we’d love to have you at LiNK’s first meeting of the year!

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is the umbrella organization that works hands on to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees who have escaped the repressive regime by ensuring them the resources to rebuild their lives and secure a brighter future. Wesleyan’s chapter of LiNK serves to raise campus awareness about the people’s crisis in North Korea and contribute funds to efforts on the ground.

We encourage you to bring your friends and come get more information especially if you’re interested in East Asian Studies, International Relations, and organizing events on campus. We need all the help we can get!

“Multitrack Diplomacy: Building Trust between Hostile States” with Jenny Town

Tess Lemon ’14 (any relation to Liz Lemon?) writes in

This presentation will discuss the role of Track II diplomacy State-to-state relations with “hostile” states, and provides some real world examples of efforts that are currently underway by U.S. nongovernmental actors with both the DPRK and Myanmar. These case studies will analyze a range of Track II engagement strategies and their widely differing results.

Jenny Town is a Research Associate at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, where her research and program areas include issues related to North Korea, Korea’s regional relations, human rights, and nuclear energy policies. She manages USKI’s Working Paper Series, the DPRK Economic Forum, and the web-initiative 38 North. Prior to joining USKI, she worked for the Human Rights in North Korea Project at Freedom House.

Brought to you by Liberty in North Korea & Korean Students Association. Sponsored by the Government Department, April Committee, ResLife Staff, and SBC.

Date: Tuh-day (April 19)
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Place: Squash Courts RM 114
Cost: Free

Liberty in North Korea Film Screening: The People’s Crisis

Know what’s going on in North Korea post-Kim Jong-il? Me neither, but Michelle Kae ’12 has you covered:

The unexpected death of Kim Jong-il last December spurred much speculation regarding North Korea’s political relationships and human rights issues. Liberty in North Korea will be hosting a documentary screening of “The People’s Crisis” to facilitate awareness and discussion regarding the 24 million people living in North Korea today.

If you’d like to learn more about LiNK and how you can become involved, check out our op-ed published in the Argus last semester!

Date: Tuesday, March 27
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 002
Cost:Free. Bring $$ for awesome merchandise, though.

LiNK screening of “Hiding” Homecoming Weekend

Diana Choi ’13 throws a brick through my window, signed with the following note:

The Wesleyan chapter of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) will be screening the documentary “Hiding” this Saturday, Homecoming Weekend.  Come with your friends and family to learn about the human rights crisis in the world’s most isolated country and how you can contribute to immediate efforts of our organization to rescue and resettle refugees living illegally in China.  These refugees are people who struggle for an invisible existence and are at risk of imprisonment and torture if discovered as they are forcibly repatriated by the Chinese government back to North Korea.

Learn more about refugee rescue and resettlement here.

Date:   Nov. 5
Time:   3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Place:  PAC 002