May 8, 2008


New Film to Center on Memoir of Life in North Korean Gulag (Kurt Achin, 08 May 2008, VOA News)

The Aquariums of Pyongyang, by North Korean escapee Kang Cheol Hwan, gained fame as one of U.S. President George W. Bush's favorite books. Mr. Bush is reported to have handed out copies of the book to staff and friends and invited Kang to the White House, three years ago, for a lengthy one-on-one chat.

Now, the story of Kang's childhood in a North Korean punitive labor camp is scheduled to become a motion picture.

Oh, wait,'s being made in South Korea.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 8, 2008 8:57 AM
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