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Beyond Utopia

1h 55m Documentary 2023

A courageous pastor helps a mother reunite with the child she was forced to leave behind, and a family of five.

At the film’s core is a courageous pastor, a man of God on a mission to help a mother reunite with the child she was forced to leave behind, and a family of five — including small children and an elderly grandmother — embarking on a treacherous journey into the hostile mountains of China. Leaving their homeland North Korea is fraught with unimaginable danger, yet these individuals are driven to take the risk. Gripping, thrilling, and never more timely, Madeleine Gavin’s award-winning film embeds the viewer with these family members as they attempt their perilous escape, palpably conveying life-or-death stakes. The result is a singular, heart-pounding, and unforgettable experience.

Price: $5.99 + taxes and fees

Content advisory: violence, sexual language

Director

Madeleine Gavin

Languages

English, Korean

Subtitles

English

Country

United States