is a documentary about the 1977 kidnapping of 13-year-old Japanese school girl, Megumi Yokota and the decades-long odyssey her parents go through to get to the bottom of her disappearance. Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim—the husband and wife documentarians -- lay out the events surrounding Megumi's disappearance and the disappearance of other Japanese citizens between 1977 and 1982. More than two decades after she goes missing, North Korea admitted to the kidnapping of 13 Japanese nationals—including Megumi—but only after intense pressure and relentless haranguing from abductee families who started to piece together the story of the disappearances themselves.
Apparently the kidnapped Japanese citizens were used to teach language and culture to North Korean spies so that they could pass as Japanese. Random individuals were snatched off streets and beaches, stuffed into sacks and loaded on to ships headed for North Korea. A North Korean defector and former spy tells the heartbreaking story of Megumi stuffed into a dark hole in the ship, throwing-up from motion-sickness and scratching the doors until her fingernails bled and came-off calling for her mother the whole time.
SFist MiHi, contributing
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