Film about North Korean religious persecution premieres at Amnesty Shoreditch

PUBLISHED: 11:49 20 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:49 20 March 2014

The poster for The Apostle

The poster for The Apostle


In the week that the grim findings of a UN report into human rights abuses in North Korea are presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, a film about religious persecution there will premiere in Shoreditch.

The UK premiere of The Apostle: He Was Anointed by God will take place at Amnesty International’s Shoreditch headquarters tonight.

Acclaimed South Korean Director Kim Jin-moo depicts the anguish of North Koreans who attempt to practice their faith in secret, and the merciless pursuit of them by the authorities who hunt them down.

The film offers a glimpse into the complete control over the population that the leadership imposes.

The film will be shown at Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre in New Inn Yard tonight at 7pm.

To book a free place at see

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Hackney Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Hackney Gazette