If you come across other good resources, please pass them on to us.
- Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, by Barbara Demick (late 2009)
- Escaping North Korea, by Mike Kim (2008)
- The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag, by Kang Chol-Hwan and Pierre Rigoulot (French version, 2000; English version, 2001)
- 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
- On the Border (2008) – A South Korean documentary following North Korean refugees; secretly filmed in China and several other countries. Watch the BBC version.
- Crossing (2008) – A South Korean movie based in part on various true stories about North Korean refugees. Watch on YouTube.
- Born and Raised in a Concentration Camp (2008) – a Google TechTalk with Shin Dong-hyuk
- Pursuing Peace While Advancing Rights: The Untried Approach to North Korea, David Hawk (May 2010)
- Annual White Paper, Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU)
- Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB)
- The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)
- Denied Status, Denied Education: Children of North Korean Women in China, Human Rights Watch (2008)
- A Case to Answer – A Call to Act, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (2007) – focuses on the extensive political prison camp system
- 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.