Train: The Documentary
Raved as a "gripping" documentary with "raw
emotional power" by news agencies and other media, the 60-minute documentary film
Train has taken the world by storm with a painted reality of the plight
of North Korean refugees.
The documentary takes the camera lens to the bare feet of starving children in North Korea, to refugee families moving through Asia's Underground Railroad and living in China, and to escape attempts that are sometimes successful and sometimes not. The first-hand accounts allow viewers to feel the fears and hopes through each minute.
Refugees are not able to make it to freedom
all on their own. Seoul Train reveals the supporting hands of activists
who place their lives on the line to help North Korean children and families gain
a life where their human rights are protected. More often than not, the Underground Railroad activists were Christian.
"It turned out that men involved in the Underground Railroad are Christian and their efforts are Christian-based," said Butterworth. "You have people like Tim Peters and Chun Ki-won who are very faith motivated."
Peters, an evangelical Christian, is the founder
and director of Helping Hands Korea and Chun is a pastor who has had
the most success than any other activist with the Underground Railroad.
Butterworth mentioned that each person involved and risking their lives for the refugees was motivated at an individual level, whether faith-based or passion-driven.
[From an article by Lillian Kwon, The Christian Post]