Hyeonseo Lee

이현서(Hyeonseo Lee): 북한으로부터의 탈출

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북한에서 어린 시절을 보내면서 이현서 양은 자신의 국가가 "세상에서 최고" 라고 생각했지만, 90년대 북한을 휩쓴 기근을 겪으면서 그녀는 그 때까지의 생각에 의구심을 품기 시작했습니다. 그녀는 14살의 나이에 탈북을 하여 중국에 숨어서 망명 생활을 했습니다. 그녀의 참혹했던 나날들과 함께 지금도 끊임없는 위협에 시달리고 있는 탈북자들의 생존과 희망의 이야기가 여기 있습니다.

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Hyeonseo Lee · Activist

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thoght her country was the "best on the planet." It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 17-years-old to begin a life in hiding as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope — and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind.

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thoght her country was the "best on the planet." It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 17-years-old to begin a life in hiding as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope — and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind.