Kim’s father starved to death. An orphan at the age of 12 Kim was sent to an orphanage. Later he smuggled rice from China, was captured and sent to a prison camp. Of the 23 arrested alongside him, only two survived. Kim talks about the mental state of starving people, the contrast between South and North Korea and his first encounter with reality in the South.
Kim Hyuk - prisoner in camp 12, 1999-2000, fled in 2001