If you come across other good resources, please pass them on to us.



  • Kimjongilia (2009) – N.C. Heikin’s excellent film featuring many interviews with a variety refugees and defectors.  Available for download for a very reasonable price via link from official site.
    • Official Selection 2009 Sundance Film Festival
    • Best Film 2010
      One World Festival Brussels & Human Rights and Democracy Network




  • Witness to Transformation – written by economists Marcus
    Noland and Stephan Haggard, who have researched and written extensively about North Korea
  • Helping Hands Korea – written by Seoul-based activist Tim Peters; be sure to check out the Tuesday night meetings (scroll down to “Catacombs”) if you live in Seoul
  • One Free Korea – Written by a former U.S. military lawyer who served in Seoul.  This site comes with lots of commentary (it is a blog, after all), but whether you agree or disagree with his political opinions, you will learn a lot from the posts and many of the commenters.