Defector Documentary Nominated for Emmy

A follow-up to a documentary to "On The Border" produced by the Chosun Ilbo about the plight of North Korean refugees, has been nominated for the documentary category of the 40th International Emmy Awards.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced 38 nominees in nine categories for this year's International Emmy in Cannes, France on Monday.

A film crew shoot a scene for the documentary A film crew shoot a scene for the documentary "Across Land, Across Sea."

Titled "Across Land, Across Sea" in English, the three-episode documentary was nominated along with works from the U.K., Germany and Argentina.

The winner will be announced at the end of this month and the award ceremony takes place in New York on Oct. 19.

The International Emmy Awards are presented to the best TV programs produced and originally aired outside the U.S. and are considered to be among the world's top three broadcast awards along with Canada’s Banff World Media Festival and Monaco's Monte Carlo Television Festival.

"Across Land, Across Sea" tracks defectors' escape from North Korea to South Korea by sea and details the human rights abuses defectors suffer.

The Korean-language version was narrated by actor Ji Jin-hee and the English-language version by Korean-American actor John Cho.

englishnews@chosun.com / Oct. 10, 2012 12:34 KST