NKHR Rescue Fund hosts a propaganda game and a film screening
By Sohee Khim, NKHR intern and Rescue Fund volunteer
NKHR Rescue Fund recently hosted two events to raise funds and awareness for North Korean refugees.
The first was an event entitled “Two Truths and a Lie: Propaganda in the North Korean State” on February 27, 2015, at Rocky Mountain Tavern in Itaewon. Guests learned about life in North Korea through a discussion with Sungju Lee, a North Korean resettler who went from living the life of a kkotjebi (street child) in North Korea to interning at the Parliament of Canada. People then split up into groups participated in a game of “Two Truths and a Lie.” They were given three propaganda statements, two of which were real propaganda that is used in North Korea. The groups had to guess which of the three statements was the fake propaganda. In this way, guests learned about how the North Korean regime uses propaganda as a means of control. Following the game, guests stayed to speak with Sungju personally about his experiences as a North Korean resettler.