Reel Asian Co-Presents Comrade Kim Goes Flying and Our Homeland at JAYU

Comrade Kim Goes Flying and Our Homeland will be screening at TIFF Bell Lightbox!

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Reel Asian proudly co-presents Comrade Kim Goes Flying and Our Homeland at the Jayu: North Korean Human Rights Film Festival. The Jayu: North Korean Human Rights Film Festival takes place October 25-27, 2013 at TIFF Lightbox. Jayu aims to raise awareness of human rights abuses through art. Contribute to their fundraising campaign hereFor more info, visit www.nkhrff.com. Buy tickets

Comrade Kim Goes Flying 

North Korea, Belgium, UK
Filmmaker(s): Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans, Kim Gwang Hun
Year: 2012 / 81m
Trailer 

Friday, October 25, 7:30 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St W 

Comrade Kim Yong Mi is a North Korean coal miner. Her dream of becoming a trapeze artist is crushed by the arrogant trapeze star Pak Jang Phil who believes miners belong underground and not in the air. 

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Our Homeland

Japan
Filmmaker: Yang Yong Hi
Year: 2012 / 100m
Trailer 

Sunday, October 27, 3:30 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St. W 

Comrade Based on the director’s own experience, Our Homeland, follows a Korean family living in Japan, of which the father (Masane Tsukayama) decided to take North Korean nationality because of his strong belief decades ago. In 1997, Sonho (Arata Iura), the son of the family who was sent to North Korea under a “repatriation program” with the promise of “paradise” free of discrimination, returns to Japan for the first time in 25 years to seek treatment for his brain tumor due to the difference in medical technology between the two countries.