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Season 7, Episode 8 Seoul Train

First Aired: December 13, 2005

“Seoul Train” movingly examines the plight of North Koreans who flee in hopes of a better life elsewhere, despite the possibility of forced return if they're caught living in China. The film follows two families who try to leave, and includes comments from those aiding their flight. Also: interviews with Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Marine Buissonniere of Doctors Without Borders.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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