Story of Shin to Become Movie

first_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News SHARE News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Mok Yong Jae – 2011.10.17 2:35pm The story of Shin Suk Ja, now better known as the ‘Daughter of Tongyeong’, is to be made into a film.Speaking with the Daily NK, Kim Mi Young of SAGE Korea explained today, “We made an official contract with a domestic film producer on the 17th,” before adding, “This film, unlike other North Korea human rights films, is being made for the box office.”Kim continued, “At first we thought about making an indie film or documentary-style piece, but got the feeling that it might not be able to share an awareness of the problem with many people. We want to tell the maximum possible number of viewers about this, so we decided to make a commercial film.” Kim went on to point out the value of the project, saying, “Thus far, our society has only dealt with the words of intellectuals like Yun I Sang, Song Du Ryul and Oh Gil Nam. This film will be a voice for the weak, people who are not intellectuals and who get hurt in between these intellectuals. Through mother of two Shin Suk Ja, watchers will come to know more about modern history and at the same time the value of every little spirit within it.” The producer who has stepped up to take on the project is well acquainted with the story of Shin and other issues surrounding North Korea, according to Kim.“It is a producer who understands the story of Shin Suk Ja and who can make it into a film,” he said. “We are not ready to reveal the identity of the producer, but it is someone who has achieved box office success with comedy films in the past.”While past attempts to move people at the box office with films about defectors and North Korea have ended in failure, the relative fame of Shin and her two daughters give the latest production a clearly much greater chance of success. AvatarMok Yong Jae center_img Story of Shin to Become Movie News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more