Originally produced as a documentary in 2004.
In English, Korean & Mandarin Chinese, with optional subtitles.
"Today, there are an estimated 250,000 North Korean refugees living underground in China. They escaped a food crisis and other persecutions at home that have claimed the lives of approximately 3 million in the past 10 years. The Chinese Government, in direct violation of international laws to which it's a party, systematically arrests and forcibly repatriates hundreds of these refugees each month. Defecting from North Korea is a capital offense, and repatriated refugees face human rights abuses ranging from concentration camps and torture to forced abortion and summary executions. For a lucky few refugees, however, there is hope. A group of multinational activists has taken it upon themselves to create an Underground Railroad. Via a network of safe houses and escape routes, the activists, at great personal risk, help the refugees on daring escapes to freedom over hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of miles of Chinese territory" -- The producers.
Produced by Lisa Sleeth and Jim Butterworth; directed by Jim Butterworth, Aaron Lubarsky, and Lisa Sleeth; edited by Aaron Lubarsky; camera, Lisa Sleeth and Jim Butterworth.