Megumi

60 minutes, colour/b&w, 16mm/video

scenario & direction MIRJAM VAN VEELEN
camera BENITO STRANGIO
music ROBIN DE RAAFF

At the age of thirteen Megumi Yokata was abducted from her Japanese family by North Korean secret agents. She was taken to the other side of the Japan sea to the world most secret state.

When her parents, after 24 years of searching, were told that she was dead, they would not accept it. No proof, no documentation to the fact. For them Megumi is still alive. In their imagination however she is still the 13 year-old girl. A day-to-day life of memories with no closure. Megumi is only a day’s travel away, but for Megumi’s parents a day is a lifetime.

experimental documentary, 2005
Coproduction with MIRFILM

Megumi

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