Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea

by 1389 on April 17, 2013

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Published on Mar 20, 2013 by TEDtalksDirector

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was “the best on the planet.” It wasn’t until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope — and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind.

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