A Whole New World

In North Korea, Yoo Seun Eum's job was considered to be a prestigious one: she ensured that the comrades in her local ward carefully dusted the official portraits of Dear Leader Kim Jong Il and his father, the late Kim Il Sung, hanging on their homes' walls. But life was grim, and after two sons fled to South Korea in 1997, she followed three years later. Since her arrival, Yoo has drifted through a string of menial, low-paying jobs. Now working as a cleaning woman, she is able to make ends meet with a small temporary stipend from a local government...

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