Deborah Ross

Outstanding and eye-opening doc about North Korea: Beyond Utopia review

This nail-biting new film follows two sets of North Koreans as they attempt to flee the horrifying regime

Madeleine Gavin’s outstanding documentary Beyond Utopia follows Soyeon Lee, a North Korean defector who is desperate to get her son out of the country

The documentary Beyond Utopia follows various families as they attempt to flee North Korea. It is eye-opening and outstanding. In essence, it is a life-or-death thriller told in real time where the stakes could not be higher. I watched at home, via a screening link, with a twenty-something who did not look at her phone once.

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