Only a few kilometers north of Seoul, the concepts of freedom and art are different. Around 1,000 North Koreans make their way to the South every year, one of them was Sun Mu. Born in 1972, Sun was trained in the North Korean Army to be a propaganda artist and assigned to paint murals and posters for the Communist government in the North and to honour Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-un. 
Having defected from North Korea in 1999 amidst a deadly famine, Sun now uses his experience as a former creator of...

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