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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.
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Vote for THE DEFECTOR as Project of the Week on IndieWire!

Hello Friends,

The poll is up for IndieWire's Project of the Week, and we need your help to get us there! If we are Project of the Week, then we will have a chance to compete as Project of the Month and gain support from the Sundance Institute! 

Voting is done through Facebook, so if you have an account, please take the poll and vote for us - we are #4 on the list! It's very simple. Just click on the link, and vote for us.

Voting starts today, and ends Monday December 5th. Please vote if you have Facebook, and share! Also, feel free to leave comments on the page for us. ;)

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Ann, Hannah, Heidi, Mehdi, Sherry