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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x204 Euna Lee: What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea
TV-PG

  • 2017-09-29T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

In March 2009, North Korean soldiers captured journalist Euna Lee and her colleague Laura Ling while they were shooting a documentary on the border with China. The courts sentenced them to 12 years of hard labor, but American diplomats eventually negotiated their release. In this surprising, deeply human talk, Lee shares her experience living as the enemy in a detention center for 140 days -- and the tiny gestures of humanity from her guards that sustained her.

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