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'Beyond Utopia' gives unparalleled look at fleeing North Korea

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Madeleine Gavin is the director of 'Beyond Utopia."

"Beyond Utopia" is in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Director Madeleine Gavin discusses her movie, which takes a suspenseful look at the lengths people will go to gain freedom, and follows various individuals as they attempt to flee one of the most oppressive places on Earth.

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A still from 'Beyond Utopia' by Madeleine Gavin, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.