Library Book Discussion: A Kim Jong-Il ProductionAll times listed in Central Time.
Join us for a presentation by professor of Chinese Dr. Steven Day followed by a group book discussion of A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power by Paul Fischer.
10 copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Kindlon 3rd Floor Research Center beginning one month before the discussion date.
About the Book: “Before becoming the world’s most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda and all its film studios. Underwhelmed by the pool of talent available to him he took drastic steps, ordering the kidnap of Choi Eun-Hee (Madame Choi) – South Korea’s most famous actress – and her ex-husband Shin Sang-Ok, the country’s most famous filmmaker. But as Madame Choi and Shin Shang-Ok begin to make North Korea’s greatest films, they hatch a plan of escape worthy of a blockbuster Hollywood ending. A Kim Jong-Il Production is that rarest of books: a wildly entertaining, cunningly told story that offers a rare glimpse into a nation still wrapped in mystery.” –Amazon.com
“Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il.”—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
Open to students, faculty, and staff.
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Kindlon 311 (Library Conference Room)
- Book Discussion Event