Jung is following in the literary steps of an American writer who exposed another human rights outrage: slavery. Some 150 years ago, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which was also featured in plays. Stowe used her creative ability to train the moral imagination of her readers. She taught the message that all people are created in God’s image and are infinitely precious to Him. Jung is using the same strategy to shock the world out of its complacency over the victims of Kim Jong-Il.
“Yoduk Story” premieres in the United States later this week in Bethesda, Maryland. Information about tickets and how to support “Yoduk Story” are on our BreakPoint website. If the premiere is well attended, “Yoduk Story” may travel to other American cities.
The result just might be the toppling of a vicious regime — an overthrow fired by a musical that trains the moral imagination.
For further reading and information:
Learn more about “Yoduk Story.”
“Press Conference with Director and Cast of Yoduk Story, Sept. 29, at the National Press Club,” press release, 28 September 2006.
Kim Sue-Young, “Bush Invited to Musical on North’s Political Prisoners,” Korea Times, 22 September 2006.
Richard Spencer, “The Death Camps of N. Korea Inspire a Musical,” Telegraph (London), 16 March 2006.
Learn about the work of the North Korea Freedom Coalition and what you can do.