Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea | TED

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As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was "the best on the planet." It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope -- and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind.

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Rutuja Mehkarkar
Rutuja Mehkarkar 15 dakika önce
Bro my country is heaven 🥺❤🇮🇳
Max Ghost
Max Ghost 13 saatler önce
this makes me thankful that i was born and raised in America. god bless. i am anxiously waiting for the day the world can celebrate the freedom of north korea
Gianna DeRose
Gianna DeRose 15 saatler önce
Her book, The Girl With Seven Names, is SO good please read it it goes deeper into her entire story its so good please read it.
Poojitha Gün önce
Proud to be an Indian.. 🇮🇳
Cloud Benedict Bercasio
Cloud Benedict Bercasio Gün önce
This is so sad and inspiring
Maria Madalena Pinto Teixeira de Oliveira
Maria Madalena Pinto Teixeira de Oliveira Gün önce
Meu Deus e a gente reclama do Brasil Nosso país é uma bênção Obrigada Jesus
homecya candida catane catane
homecya candida catane catane 2 gün önce
Elif Art
Elif Art 2 gün önce
Imperialist propaganda and people fall for it.....
Dark World : the unknown
Dark World : the unknown 2 gün önce
I pray to god that plz 🙏help n. Korean ppl
Bijay khanal
Bijay khanal 2 gün önce
TheHorrorDevotee 2 gün önce
So like, has anyone read her books. I listened to the audiobook which is on Audible and it's read by Josie Dunn who does a FANTASTIC job. If you don't have the patience to read a book, it's worth taking out an audible subscription just for this. Josie Dunn did an amazing job with the audiobook. The audiobook is even more heartbreaking than this - there's this passage where Hyeoseo says something like: 'We live in the greatest nation on Earth, so why is all of this happening??"
Susanta Biswas
Susanta Biswas 3 gün önce
What a great journey
Torien Thornton
Torien Thornton 3 gün önce
Fight for everyone 💪🏾it could’ve been you
Happy&Joy 3 gün önce
It is such a shame. Even neighbouring countries not helping NK refugees. If I were them, I would welcome these refugees. There is no point in having dictatorship, it’s cruelty. Why can’t all countries of the world be unite to fight such issues. Shame to North Korean government and a big shame on countries not supporting the refugees
Kelvin Peralta
Kelvin Peralta 4 gün önce
where is this women today did her family make it?
The Draken
The Draken 4 gün önce
Today many North Koreans are curious about the outside world specially teens, they discovered South Korea's biggest music industry Kpop but the sad part is they all got sentenced for hard labour for 15 yrs.
金三胖吃光朝鲜粮 4 gün önce
金三胖吃光朝鲜粮 4 gün önce
look my id
All My Little Joys
All My Little Joys 5 gün önce
Here after reading her story, The Girl with Seven Names' Wiping my eyes and nose rn, she's incredible!!!
Sayani Chaki
Sayani Chaki 5 gün önce
Good samaritans still exist
edmond ng
edmond ng 5 gün önce
SpongeBuff 5 gün önce
This woman is the real female superhero. What an inspiration.
Agyat Manusya
Agyat Manusya 5 gün önce
Time not always the same , everything will be fine soon North Koreans ...not lose hope and believe in GOD Love from INDIA ❤️
Jack Zhang
Jack Zhang 5 gün önce
Catalyst TV
Catalyst TV 6 gün önce
She is beautiful.
aesthetics 🦋
aesthetics 🦋 6 gün önce
The day north korean people's will be free ..the world will see the new Asia ..
juiceboxjigga 6 gün önce
this girl so damn cute tho..
Joe Matt
Joe Matt 7 gün önce
I wish that all those who run North Korea be tortured and be roasted alive
Jagdish lover
Jagdish lover 8 gün önce
Why there is no comment of any North Korean.
Kira 7 gün önce
They're not allowed internet access or 24- hour electricity. Most of the country of North Korea have no idea that the outside world exists let alone what freedom is.
Alondra Talatayod
Alondra Talatayod 8 gün önce
One day we will all celebrate North Koreans freedom.
Austin Kittrell
Austin Kittrell 8 gün önce
Trump please bomb these people out of existence
hubin 9 gün önce
I caught you!
Baş Belası
Baş Belası 9 gün önce
İngilizceyi ne ara öğrendi lan bu kız
Edilene Acioli
Edilene Acioli 10 gün önce
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 emocionante
Nattalia Pollard
Nattalia Pollard 10 gün önce
Why is it that the leader of North Korea is being so wicked and unreasonable Children are suffering and there is hardly any healthcare support not even medicines is available
Kira 7 gün önce
He's being paid by China. Yeonmi Park goes in greater detail about this too.
Nattalia Pollard
Nattalia Pollard 10 gün önce
Why is it that the leader of North Korea is being so wicked and unreasonable Children are suffering and there is hardly any healthcare support not even medicines is available
prabin prakash
prabin prakash 10 gün önce
Unfortunately eventhough she explains that, North Koreans cannot see or understand that. 1. They don't have internet or foreign medias in North Korea. 2. She is explaining in English. So the North Korean public won't understand.
Madam Gigi
Madam Gigi 10 gün önce
The tears I just shed
Hai Dang
Hai Dang 11 gün önce
Không có phụ đề, dốt tiếng anh như mình là bó cẳng rồi.
Lodikosijosh Tv
Lodikosijosh Tv 11 gün önce
If i become leader,I will buy north koreans people for labor camp but in true i will buy them for saving from north korean hands
Jonathan Betz
Jonathan Betz 11 gün önce
Every time I feel unhappy about my life, I watch a video about Nothkorea just to see how much worse my life could be.
Khushi 12 gün önce
Isn't it a brilliant story for a movie.
Priyesh KS
Priyesh KS 12 gün önce
Dictatorial regime must end...end the nuke & they will be immediately dismissed...
Minh Tien Tran
Minh Tien Tran 12 gün önce
What country has no traitors?
狂野猎人 12 gün önce
As a Chinese, I'm so sorry about what China is doing to N Korean people, this has to be stopped. N Korean government should be replaced. China's support of N Korean government is a crime to its people.
abdulaziz sheikh
abdulaziz sheikh 12 gün önce
North Korea is not country it is prison and depressing place for people living there...
Hung Tran
Hung Tran 13 gün önce
yeoomni stole this defector story..who knw how many stories yeominomi hav made it out her own...it be easy for yeonaomi to jst make stories all sound similar cos us foregnor knw nothing about North Korea..Yeonaomi a fraud..she left nth Korea as a 13 yr old..with her mum..
thenailproject by Mjb
thenailproject by Mjb 13 gün önce
100 People Escape North Korea Every Year
Meliodas 2k
Meliodas 2k 13 gün önce
I hope North Korea will be free someday
Farheen Farooq
Farheen Farooq 13 gün önce
When you'll know all this was a lie
karalyn irving
karalyn irving 13 gün önce
People wonder why I get so angry when they disrespect America, our flag, and our military. It’s absolutely selfish to hate what brave men and women have fought for. It’s sickening.
Tomo Leaders
Tomo Leaders 13 gün önce
“Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.” Optimus Prime
Charlie Bowman
Charlie Bowman 14 gün önce
This is a heart breaking message and a living proof of what communism can do to people. It seems like other countries like China and Laos are backing up the cruelty of tyran kim youn what ever his fucking name is. But, how could we actively take part in our countries in order to pull communism away? It is a problem not only in North Korea but in the whole world. I repeat, communism is a problem in the whole world so the whole world must take effective action against communism. Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Brazil, China, North Korea and recently Mexico have been invaded with this terrible disease that is called communism. Unfortunately, there are more countries around the world like in Africa, the Arab world, Europe, South America, Asia and even Russia that suffer this sickness called communism. Let's fight actively against cruelty: let's say no to the communism and says Yes to life, love and freedom. Down with communism now!!!!!!
A Mehraj
A Mehraj 14 gün önce
I thought, I don't have freedom in my life but after watching this made me thought that I have the ever best freedom and I wish we celebrate their freedom soon ✨
Thiago Schembri
Thiago Schembri 14 gün önce
Ela parece ser Japonesa.
Gin 11 gün önce
not at all
April King
April King 15 gün önce
What a brave woman!
Crafty Common Man
Crafty Common Man 16 gün önce
a bit different from the story I read a boo written by her
Martha G
Martha G 16 gün önce
The irony ....the leader is fat.
loln 17 gün önce
me: hears what going on in NK me: grabs tsar bomba goes to kim jong un house throws tsar bomba frees all people with heli the world is happy again!
Alvara 18 gün önce
Terus gue harus bagaimana.. Perjalan hidup itu tidak mudah km saja yang terlalu lembek
Veronica Su
Veronica Su 18 gün önce
The dislikes are from Kim jung un's spare accounts.
Michael French
Michael French 18 gün önce
Liar... Ted really don't have any standards, do they.
Francesco non è francese
Francesco non è francese 17 gün önce
Your surname is French you're opinion is invalid
Margaret F
Margaret F 19 gün önce
Reading her book at the moment,amazing woman
Chemdawg2009 19 gün önce
I’m seeing this video for the first time since it was posted 8 years ago and I’m in tears listening to this brave woman’s story. Unlike us natural born Americans who take our freedom for granted, this lady earned hers the hard way. Makes proud to be an American
Ласковый дельфин
Ласковый дельфин 19 gün önce
Қазақстаннан жалынды сəлем🇰🇿! Қызым, жап-жас болып қаншама қиындық көріпсің! Аллаһ жарылқасын өзіңді! Басыңды тəуекелге қойыпсың! Ержүрек, батыл да батыр, қызым-ау! Елуден ассам да жүрегімді шүберекке түйіп тыңдадым! Қалай қорқынышты! Басымызға бермесің ондай сұмдықты! Ужааас, что пережила бедная девочка! Аш сердце в пятки ушло пока дослушала до конца, хотя мне за пятьдесят! Так страшно было за нее и за ее семью! Боже мой, как там остальные живут подумать страшно! Дай Аллаһ всем людям на земле мира и счастье! Будь счастлива, дочка, ты это заслуживаешь! Пусть в жизни побльше будут радостных дней! Низкий поклон незнакомцу, который помог ей в последние трудные часы! Помог просто так! Побольше бы таких добрых людей! Бақытты бол, қызым! Барлық қиындықтар артта қалсын! Қуанышты күндерің көп болсын, уайым-қайғың жоқ болсын! 😘🖒🙋
Sther Franco
Sther Franco 19 gün önce
Oh man...🥺❤️✨
Ecem Kula
Ecem Kula 19 gün önce
I think the stranger who helped her with the money was an angel sent by God. I can't believe people like this are real. People can be so cruel sometimes.
Ecem Kula
Ecem Kula 19 gün önce
I was about to cry. It's the hard stuff they've been through. It gives me goosebumps to think that there are still people living like this. I hope freedom and health for them.
Jin.entertainment 19 gün önce
North Koreans if anyone is out their, anybody ... stay strong try to live until your second life. YOU CAN DO IT !!!
JIMMIE 19 gün önce
She is holding back her cry, we all can see it. I hope North Koreans will be living freely without any depressions or hesitation
Adisa Kola
Adisa Kola 19 gün önce
So emotional speech 😓😭 I glad she and her family are doing well now. Pray for North Korea 🙏
Azhureus 19 gün önce
God bless all those people who managed to escape !
allen m kazi shubho
allen m kazi shubho 20 gün önce
The whimsical willow emotionally agree because conifer osmotically wait to a incredible sea. cagey, stiff nail
Phinøxe 20 gün önce
That strenger is a good person and he deserves a symbols of kindness and honour may god bless him
Khilee Serbick
Khilee Serbick 20 gün önce
I am so honored to hear your story. I love you. God is always with you. It hurts my heart knowing how people of North Korea are treated. How can I help? What can I do to help make change?
RedRose Redhead
RedRose Redhead 20 gün önce
If I could help someone like one child from NK I would in a heartbeat. ♥
鳳凰座イプシロン星より、愛を込めて。 21 gün önce
これでも魚を食べることを批難しますか? お肉を食べることを批難しますか? 缶詰も良いですよね? 蒲鉾も良いですよね? お米や大豆や小麦だけでは足りないと思いませんか? Do you still condemn eating fish? Do you condemn eating meat? Canned food is good, right? Kamaboko is also good, isn't it? Do you think that rice, soybeans and wheat are not enough to feed the human race?
Betül Kılıçaslan
Betül Kılıçaslan 21 gün önce
Neden hiç türkçe yorum yok
Depectíon 20 gün önce
Hye Shin
Hye Shin 21 gün önce
extraordinary humans
JT Talabong
JT Talabong 21 gün önce
I just wanna give her a hug man
Nancy BCBG
Nancy BCBG 21 gün önce
I am absolutely blown away at her brave & beautiful soul 💕 incredibly well spoken, poised and intelligent. Praying for humanity all over the world 🌍 we deserve peace & prosperity. 🙏🏻
Ev. Adele mandagie
Ev. Adele mandagie 22 gün önce
God bless you. May God use you to help the North Koreans victims.
Jerichofficial 12 gün önce
in Jesus name our Lord and savior,amen
Ev. Adele mandagie
Ev. Adele mandagie 22 gün önce
So saddening living in North Korea.
Ammu Nandhu
Ammu Nandhu 22 gün önce
Who after shaa boo 3
Aysha Febinapp
Aysha Febinapp 22 gün önce
Ted posted the most important thing and a 💭 suspicious think about watchers heaven countries 🌝
Ding Dong Jimin's Jams are at the door
Ding Dong Jimin's Jams are at the door 23 gün önce
"There was no country I could proudly call my own" I till this instance thank God that I wasn't born in North Korea but instead was born in an absolutely amazing country , India !! I can't do anything yet except just wishing that North Korean people get the freedom they deserve !!
Ding Dong Jimin's Jams are at the door
Ding Dong Jimin's Jams are at the door 19 gün önce
@patato ooh 😅😅
Ding Dong Jimin's Jams are at the door
Ding Dong Jimin's Jams are at the door 19 gün önce
@patato But we are not !! That's the main point , I'm not subduing the credits of dr. sahib but I'm just saying that now we aren't like that !!
sonhadora 23 gün önce
Que história, daria um filme incrível ... Eu espero que Deus abençoe todos da corea do Norte que não demore a libertação desse país 😓
Roaring Ronald Jade
Roaring Ronald Jade 23 gün önce
Im so blessed that I was filipino
Marcos Molina
Marcos Molina 24 gün önce
Devastating testimony. No words.
Sandhusndhu 000
Sandhusndhu 000 24 gün önce
I feel so bad.... Hope that it'll change
Mikaela 24 gün önce
Why is chinese police enabling this torture?
SOFT Batam
SOFT Batam 24 gün önce
I hope North Korea can be free from the crazy rules and can live a normal life like other countries,,, and unite with their brothers in the south,, realize that you brothers are only forced to separate by the ideology of a country made by other countries to divide you, hopefully one day the people of the two Koreas can unite under one flag,, and life in peace
Roby Rebel
Roby Rebel 24 gün önce
beautiful hollywood actress
Hamaka445 25 gün önce
Watching this with so much tears in my eyes 💔 can't believe how brave she was and glad at what extent she went inorder to help her family 💓💓I wish one day North korean would be able to get the freedom they deserve 🙏Love from Nigeria
fille poison
fille poison 25 gün önce
Ela nunca desistiu...
Ederson Veiga
Ederson Veiga 25 gün önce
Que Pena que os poderosos deste mundo só pensem em guerra e não liberdade para todos.
Samuel Zen
Samuel Zen 26 gün önce
Is that real?
bunny mobile
bunny mobile 26 gün önce
I just hope North Korea get freedom And I really really hope all countries unite to free all the innocent people from there God bless
Zenitsu Agatsuma
Zenitsu Agatsuma 26 gün önce
We are all here to support the freedom of North Korea.
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