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Dragon
smuggles North Korean defectors across borders for a living, but his latest
undercover trip with Sook-Ja and Yong-hee takes an unexpected turn when they
are left stranded in China. This is just the start of an extraordinary 5,000 km
journey.
Dragon smuggles North Korean defectors across borders for a living, but his latest undercover trip with Sook-Ja and Yong-hee takes an unexpected turn when they are left stranded in China. This is just the start of an extraordinary 5,000 km journey.
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    {THANK YOU} in both our hearts and on our website and the Facebook page. You'll be credited as a supporter of The Defector.

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    {A BIG THANK YOU} along with a hand-crafted key-chain made by North Korean refugees living in Asia, PLUS a "Thank You" in the credits of the film.

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    {A STEP AHEAD} Get a digital download of the finished film, plus a handcrafted key-chain, PLUS a "Thank You" in the credits of the film!

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    {EXTRA SPECIAL} Get a DVD copy of the finished packaged with DVD 'extras,' PLUS the handcrafted key-chain and a "Thank You" in the film credits.

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    {POSTER PACK} Receive an official Defector poster signed by the director and producer, Ann Shin. PLUS the DVD, the handcrafted key-chain and a "Thank You" in the credits of the film!

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    {DESIGNER T-SHIRT} Five designers have created limited edition T-shirts for this campaign. You get your choice of logo printed on an American Apparel T-shirt with the official Defector logo, and a "Thank You" in the film.

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    {DEFECTOR PACKAGE} For every bargain lover! Get a designer T-shirt of your choice (see above), PLUS the signed poster, the DVD of the finished film, the handcrafted key-chain and a "Thank You" in the credits of the film. To get the T-shirt sooner, add $5 for shipping! Amazing!

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    {PERSONAL CHAT} Get a Skype session or phone chat with the director about independent filmmaking, or about the North Korean issue. Also included is the DEFECTOR PACKAGE: a designer T-shirt of your choice (see above), PLUS the signed poster, the DVD of the finished film, the handcrafted key-chain and a "Thank You" in the credits of the film.

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    {A WAY OUT} You will receive a limited edition map of the escape routes out of North Korea, designed in our Digital Animation studio, along with the DEFECTOR PACKAGE!

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    {BETA TEST} You get to become part of the BETA TEST group for the interactive website! You will be one of the first in the world who will 'play' The Defector interactive website. You get to give us your feedback, and not only will we consider your comments, but you'll get a special acknowledgment on the website, PLUS you get the DEFECTOR PACKAGE.

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    {COMING TO THEATERS SOON} You will get two tickets to a festival screening near you! PLUS you get to become part of the BETA TEST group and the DEFECTOR PACKAGE. (Transportation and accommodation not included.)

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    {GALA BUNDLE} Two tickets to a red carpet Gala screening of the finished film and an invitation to the Launch party! That means you get to party with the creators of the film. PLUS you get to become part of the BETA TEST group and the DEFECTOR PACKAGE! Available in select cities only, please contact hannah@fathomfilmgroup.com for further info. (Transportation and accommodation not included.)

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    {PLEASED TO MEET YOU!} Meet with the director in person or on Skype for a two hour meeting about the film industry! She will provide feedback on your own project, and offer advice on producing and directing films and cross-media projects. PLUS you get the GALA BUNDLE, you'll be part of the BETA TEST group, and the DEFECTOR PACKAGE!

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    {EXPERT PACKAGE} Host an information session about North Korean refugees in your own community, school, church, or organization! This includes a film screening and a discussion with two aid workers involved in the cause. PLUS you get the GALA BUNDLE, to be part of the BETA TEST group, and the DEFECTOR PACKAGE! This prize is available in numerous cities across the United States, Canada and the UK. If interested, please email hannah@fathomfilmgroup.com.

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    {THE MOTHER LODE} Watch a pre-screening of the film, and have a jam session about the editing and storyboard. Your contributions will get you a big, bold Associate Producer credit in the film. PLUS you get a meeting with the director over a dinner we'll buy you, the EXPERT package, the GALA BUNDLE and the DEFECTOR PACKAGE. Welcome aboard! (Transportation and accommodation not included.)

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    {MIKE KIM AMAZING} That's right, an autographed book by author Mike Kim, who is an activist, North Korean specialist, founder of the Crossing Boarders NGO, and an important part of this film's community. And of course, the DEFECTOR PACKAGE.

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