North Korea's Black Market Generation

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Yeonmi Park represents North Korea's "black market generation" who are escaping the totalitarian mindset fostered within the Kim family's long-running tyranny. Only 21 years old, Yeonmi is a rising star. She is inspiring audiences worldwide with her story of escape from North Korea and her embrace of the ideas of liberty – thanks to her work with Atlas Network partner Freedom Factory in Seoul.

In the video below, from the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum, Yeonmi talks about how Leonardo Decaprio changed her opinion about Kim Jong-il.

Yeonmi will be participating in an hour-long discussion and will give a Toast to Freedom at this year’s Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner, Nov. 12-13, in New York City.