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Non-SFS Event- Screening of ABDUCTION: THE MEGUMI YOKOTA STORY

What A documentary, produced by Jane Campion, on a 13-yea-old Japanese girl abducted by North Korean spies in the 70s.
When 26 May 2007 (Saturday), 5pm & 7pm
Where
Admission

Free admission by invitation only -- Requests for invitation may be made by contacting Miss Grace Peh of Planet Ads & Design Pte Ltd (the Organiser) at Tel: 6250 4353 or e-mail: grace@planetad.com.sg.  Admission tickets are limited to two per request and are available on first-come, first-served basis.

 



Directed by: Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim, 2006, colour, 85 minutes, DVD format

Synopsis:

JAPAN, 1977. A dark, lonely road leads to the windswept shores. This is the remarkable story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl abducted on her way home from school by North Korean spies. For 20 years, her parents had no idea what had happened to her or if she was even alive. Then, one day the whole world learned the shocking truth.

An extraordinary tale of mystery, intrigue and most of all, love. The film is told through the eyes of the girl's mother and father who have been searching for their daughter for nearly 30 years. The film begins with the day Megumi vanishes, traces the astonishing course this personal tragedy takes, as it becomes a battle between two nations, rising to a shocking climax.

A human story about a strange, painful journey, full of bizarre twists as an ordinary banker and his housewife are caught up in a life they could never have imagined. Ultimately, ABDUCTION is a moving, emotional testament to the unbreakable bonds of love.

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