More local news on Songhwan:
A local documentary about the lives of North Korean spies who were captured in the South won an award at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States. The 2003 film "Songhwan (Repatriation)" received the Freedom of Expression Award at the festival, held from Jan. 16 to 25 in Park City, Utah. The documentary depicts North Korean spies who were jailed in the South but refused to disavow their political beliefs. They were finally returned to their homeland. Director Kim Dong-won spent 12 years in making the documentary to dispel public illusions and prejudices about their lives.